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Inaugural Lecture - Professor Paul Miller

18:15 - 19:31, 17 October 2017

At University of Huddersfield

The Nature of School Leadership: Global Perspectives 

School leadership is an important area of study within the field of educational leadership, administration and management. Principals, Headteachers, or whichever label is applied to them, are an important element in the success and/or failure of individuals, families, communities and nations. Yet, very little is known or have been researched about what principals actually think about or how they view school leadership.  The presentation proposes an answer to the question, “What is school leadership?” from the perspective of school principals. The data itself is derived from a larger study on “The Nature of School Leadership” which forms the basis for the book, The Nature of School Leadership: Global Practice Perspectives (Miller, 2017, forthcoming).

The seven main findings of the study are that, school leadership is: Personal & Internally Motivated; Policy Driven and Mediated; Change Oriented; Teacher Dependent; Enterprising and Entrepreneurial; Context dependent; and Partnership Dependent.


Paul Miller, PhD, is a Jamaican-born, British-academic and Professor of Educational Leadership & Management in the School of Education & Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield. Upon his appointment at the University of Huddersfield in 2016, Paul became the first black academic to be appointed to a Professorship in Educational Leadership & Management at a British university. 
An internationally respected academic, Paul is a Member of the Board of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM); where he is also a Member of the Publications Committee. He is a Member of Council of the British Educational Leadership Administration Society (BELMAS); where he is also Co-convenor of the Race & Leadership Research Interest Group. He is also President of the Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership- Jamaica (IEAL-J); where he is Convenor of the Leadership & Social Justice Research Interest Group.  He is also a member of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Technical Working Group on Educational Leadership & Teaching Innovation. 

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