chapter  7
Knowing How to Lead: Theoretical Reflections on Inference to the Best Training
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The widespread adoption of school-based management (SBM) models of schools and systems administration raises many issues to do with the training of school leaders who can operate effectively in these environments. In this chapter I explore some theoretical issues surrounding the task of researching relationships between SBM and student outcomes, the role of the principal, and the question of what training might be appropriate for raising levels of student learning achievements. These theoretical issues concern what we need to know in order to make reasonable inferences about what can be done to improve schools.