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Call for Ideas and Proposals: International Handbook for Governance, Leadership, Administration, and Management in Education

The International Handbook for Governance, Leadership, Administration, and Management in Education (Springer) is now calling for chapter proposals. This international handbook is edited by Prof. Dr. Stephan Huber, the Head of the Institute for the Management and Economics of Education (IBB) at the University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland. The book will be published by Springer:


Aims and Scope
This handbook aims to bring together rigorously reviewed top-quality contributions by distinguished authors from research, policy and practice from around the world. It provides a comprehensive up-to-date compilation of important issues of and around educational governance, leadership, administration, and management. In the tradition of the two previous International Handbooks of Educational Leadership (Leithwood, Chapman, Corson, Hallinger, & Hart, 1996; Leithwood & Hallinger, 2002), this handbook is theory-oriented and methodology-based and also seeks to cover research and practice.

General Information for Authors
The International Handbook for Governance, Leadership, Administration, and Management in Education uses an electronic submission and review process. Authors are strongly advised to carefully read the Aims and Scope of the handbook. Proposals that clearly do not meet standards for scholarship or are not consistent with the Aims & Scope will not be sent out for review.

Chapter proposals should be submitted via

Authors will be required provide personal information. Authors shall also clearly indicate which section(s) they wish to author. All the chapter proposals should be approximately 500 words in length, following the style of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Authors should strictly review the proposals to avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism before the submission. All the proposals will be screened, and the selected authors will be contacted by the editorial board to submit a full chapter manuscript.


Book structure

Part I. Governance
Section 1: Theories of governance in education
Section 2: Methodological implications for research of governance (including methods of data collection and data analysis, hence including topics like field access, response rate, item and scale analysis, missing analysis; SEM, multi-level, growth modelling)
Section 3: Models of governance, e.g. the New Public Management
Section 4: Trends of new and good governance
Section 5: Policy development
Section 6: Policy implementation
Section 7: Policy controlling and accountability
Section 8: Data use, standardization, and best practices
Section 9: Governance as analytic perspective
Section 10: National, international and transnational perspectives on governance
Section 11: Travelling policies in education (role of transnational organisations, e.g. the EU, OECD, etc.)
Section 12: Mapping of empirical research (Perspectives on content, geographic, methods)
Section 13: Limitations, boundaries and illusion of governance, policy rhetoric and reality

Part II Leadership, Administration and Management
Section 14: General theories of leadership, administration, and management
Section 15: Role-based theories (Great man, traits, behavioral, self-concepts)
Section 16: Contingency theories (leader-follower exchange theory, situational leadership, contingency leadership, transactional and transformational leadership theories)
Section 17: Practice-centered theories (distributed leadership, learning-centered leadership, social justice leadership, democratic leadership, systematic leadership, strategic leadership, etc.)
Section 18: Methodological implications for research of leadership, administration, and management
Section 19: Data collection and data analysis (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods approaches, network analysis, End-of-Day Log, critical approach, shadowing, observations, etc.)
Section 20: Mapping of empirical research (Perspectives on content, geographies, methods)
Section 21: Marketing and attracting of educational leaders
Section 22: Selection of leadership, administration, and management
Section 23: Support of leadership, administration, and management
Section 24: Support structures within the organization
Section 25: Governing structures within the system (ministry, district)
Section 26: Accountability and autonomy
Section 27: Professional Development programs (preparation, induction, continuing professional development)
Section 28: Mentoring
Section 29: Coaching
Section 30: Working conditions, salaries
Section 31: Human resource management: recruitment, selection, retention, assessment, staff professional development and motivation
Section 32: Quality management: setting school vision, mission and strategies, school effectiveness evaluation and assessment, competence building, building professional learning community, social impact
Section 33: Outplacement
Section 34: Community outreach and networking
Section 35: Career cycles
Section 36: Health and motivation
Section 37: Values
Section 38: Inclusion and diversity management


Submission Procedure and Important Dates

The submission procedure includes two steps.

  • Step 1 Submitting the chapter proposal:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit the chapter proposals via

  • Step 2 Submitting the full paper manuscript:

Authors of accepted proposals will be sent chapter guidelines to compose the first complete manuscript. All the submitted chapters will go through a double-blind review process. The editor-in-chief and section editors will make the final decisions regarding the final acceptance of the chapters.

Recap of the important dates

  • Call for chapter proposals: 2017-2018
  • Deadline of chapter proposal submission: January 15, 2019
  • Notification: April 30, 2019
  • Deadline of the first complete full paper manuscript: September 30, 2019
  • Comments from the editorial board: December 31, 2019
  • Deadline of the final full paper manuscript: January 31, 2020
  • Review from the editorial board: March 2020
  • Final editing and proofing: May 2020
  • Publication: July 2020


Please click here for the book flyer

For any inquiries about this handbook, please contact the editor-in-chief:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Huber
Institute for the Management and Economics of Education (IBB)
University of Teacher Education Zug, Central Switzerland
Zugerbergstrasse 3 
CH-6301 Zug, Switzerland 

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