International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

IJEPL is a refereed electronic journal dedicated to enriching the education policy, leadership, and research use knowledge bases, and promoting exploration and analysis of policy alternatives.


Vol 17, No 1 (2021): Adapting to Leadership in Offshore Schools: A Case Study of Sino-Nova Scotian Schools

A mixed-methods study including 22 Sino-Nova Scotian school principals in China has established that preparation for leadership in that context requires the consideration of many salient factors. While many North American standards of leadership are an important foundation, effective communication within the multidimensional system is of paramount importance. It was also found that, in order to administer a successful program, principals needed to build stronger social support systems for their teachers and further create a community of practice that included cultural sensitivity and understanding.

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Policy and Leadership

Gregory Rodney MacKinnon, Tyler MacLean