International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership <p>Please bear with us as we upgrade our systems to the current version of OJS. We apologize for the visual distractions, but our quality content remains. [updated April 20, 2021]</p> <p>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.</p> IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU and UDel en-US International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership 1555-5062 <p>Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use after initial publication under the Creative Commons <a href="">Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Unported License</a>. </p><p><a href="" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" src="" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a></p><p>This work is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.</p> Adapting to Leadership in Offshore Schools: A Case Study of Sino-Nova Scotian Schools <p class="p1">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.</p> Gregory Rodney MacKinnon Tyler MacLean Copyright (c) 2021 Gregory Rodney MacKinnon, Tyler MacLean 2021-03-05 2021-03-05 17 1 10.22230/ijepl.2021v17n1a1057