New International Cooperation in Leadership in Education
The HSE Institute of Education Center for Leadership in Education has signed a partnership agreement with the international Asia Leadership Project. Until recently, the Asia Leadership Project included five countries: Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia - with ‘Eastern-type’ education, and Australia, representing the Western educational tradition in Asia-Pacific region. Now Russia has also joined the project.
The project aims to study administration staff in countries’ schools. The results of the research are expected to help detect key problems in Russian school administration and outline solutions to these problems.
The HSE research team is a full participant of the Asian project, and will prepare a specific country report.
Nadezhda Bysik, Research Fellow at the HSE Institute of Education:
— The issues of school leadership in European, and, especially, Anglo-Saxon countries are rather well documented. Recently, large OECD projects were carried out in 2006-2008 and 2010-2013. But this is the first time that Asian school leadership is being studied on such a large scale. Russia has been included in this project thanks to its location and the timing of the research.
Alma Harris, Professor at the University of London School of Education, Director of the Institute of Educational Leadership at the University of Malaya, and one of the project’s leaders:
— Traditionally, education researchers have paid more attention to the experience of Western European and North American countries. But achievements made by school students from Singapore, South Korea and other Asian countries in such international tests as PISA, TIMSS, and PIRLS have led us to look more carefully at these countries’ experience.
Ekaterina Rylko, specially for the HSE News Service