Course Materials

Course Materials

The Finnish context (before Session 2)

Darlington-Hammond, L. (2010) Steady Work: Finland "Builds a Strong Teaching and Learning System” in Rethinking Schools (2010), Volume 24, Number 4. Republished in

Ministry of Education (2012) Education and research 2012-2016. A development plan. In

Finnish National Board of Education (2011) Education. In

Kupiainen, S., Hautamäki, J. & Karjalainen, T. (2009) The Finnish education system and PISA. Ministry of Education Publications, Finland 2009:46. In

Pedagogic leadership (Before Session 3 Lecture 1)

MacNeil, Cavanagh and Silcox (2005). Pedagogic leadership: Refocusing on learning and teaching. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning.9(2). In

Shared leadership (Before Session 4 Lecture 3)

Sheppard, B., Hurley, N. & Dibbon, D. (2010) Distributed Leadership, Teacher Morale, and Teacher Enthusiasm: Unravelling the Leadership Pathways to School Success. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Denver, Colorado May 2010. In

Teacher leadership (Before Session 5)

Murphy, J. (2005). Connecting teacher leadership and school improvement. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. (You are recommended to read the book but sessions 5-8 summarize the book so you can also manage without reading the book.)

Ngaajieh Nnane, R. (2009). An exploration of principals' and teachers' perception of teacher leadership in Finland : the case of four upper secondary schools in Jyväskylä. In

Supplementary readings

Aho E., Pitkänen, K., & Sahlberg, P. (2006). Policy development and reform principles of basic and secondary education in Finland since 1968. Washington, DC: World Bank. In

Blase, J.R. & Blase, J. (1998). Handbook of instructional leadership: How effective principals promote teaching and learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Blase, J. & Blasé, J. 1999. Effective instructional leadership Teachers' perspectives on how principals promote teaching and learning in schools. Journal of Educational Administration. Vol 38, Issue 2.

Caldwell, B. & Spinks, J. Raising the Stakes From improvement to transformation in the reform of schools. Routledge. London and New York.

  • Chapter 8 A student-focused planning model
  • Chapter 9 Student-focused planning in action

Darling-Hammond, L. (2011) U.S. vs highest-achieving nations
in education. Washington Post. In

Duke, Daniel (2004). The Challenges of Educational Change.Boston: Pearson Education. ISBN 0-205-36020-3

Fullan, Michael. In practice almost all the books he has written.

Leithwood, K., Jantzi, D., & Steinbach, R. (1999) Changing leadership for changing times. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Ministry of Education and Culture (2011) The results of PISA 2009. In

OECD (2011) OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). In,3417,en_32252351_32235731_1_1_1_1_1,00.html.

Svedberg, L. (2004) Rhetorical Resources for Management The Leading Words. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. Vol 32(4) 423–438. In

Viitala, R. (2004) Towards knowledge leadership. Leadership and Organization Developmetn Journal. Vol 25, Issue 6. In

Zohar, D. (1997) Rewiring the Corporate Brain. San Francisco: Berrett-Kohler Publishers.

Ärlestig, H. (2008) Communication between Principals and Teachers in Successful School. Pedagogiska institutionen. Umeå universitet.

  • Chapter II, pp.25-27 To meet curriculum objectives – pedagogical leadership
  • Article III Structural prerequisites for principals’ and teachers’ communication about teaching and learning issues
  • Article IV In School Communication: Developing a Pedagogically Focused School Culture
  • Chapter V, pp.52 -55 Principals’ communication as pedagogical leaders
  • In