Peer Learning Event
June 27th – 29th, 2012
Berlin – Germany
The event’s theme is founded on the principle that the main purpose of School Leadership is to further student comprehensive learning and equity. As leadership, however, refers not only to individual
leaders or to senior leadership, it can also be understood as the outcome of many actions and interactions involving teachers, students and other stakeholders who contribute to school leadership.
Participants will explore in what ways leadership can provide both a structural framework and shape school cultures that establish a context in which successful, comprehensive learning can take place within a commitment to equity. The influence of technology as an agent of cultural change will also be addressed.
The peer-learning event will be structured on three sub-themes
- Structuring Schools
- Between a rock and a soft place: Exploring leadership practice for equality and justice
- Leading school cultures
and aims to increase understanding on the outcomes of the interactions between the School Leadership ‘actors’ as contributors to effective School Leadership.
Target groups are education authorities, European school head associations, parents’ associations,
researchers and other stakeholders.
What will you take home?
The meeting will provide an insight into recent trends and existing good practice in educational leadership. Participants will have a deeper understanding of the changing framework and the changes in the everyday life of school leaders. Workshops will offer practical guidance. National networks will be strengthened by sharing ideas, developing friendships and establishing informal networks. This will be an occasion to join the network in a national or European context – establishing a formal or informal cooperation. In short: an excellent opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones and become better informed about the latest developments.