1st Edition

Demystifying Educational Leadership and Administration in the Middle East and North Africa Challenges and Prospects

    262 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume explores how educational leadership and administration (ELA) is constructed in the Middle East and North African region (MENA), and charts the development of ELA as a discipline.

    Against the backdrop of rapid growth and interest in the educational restructuring, educational reforms, policy and leadership landscape of the region, chapters investigate issues concerned with the production and utilization of knowledge in the field, and analyse the future of ELA in relation to the educational policies and practices in MENA countries. Featuring a broad range of geographically dispersed specialist contributors involved in leadership, policy, and administration, the volume ultimately sheds light on this little-researched area of study to demystify common tropes and misunderstandings surrounding ELA in the MENA region.

    This book will be of use to scholars, researchers, and postgraduate students involved with international and comparative education, higher education management, and education policy and politics more broadly.

    1. Demystifying Educational Leadership and Administration in the Middle East and North Africa/ Editorial Introduction Khalid Arar, Selahattin Turan, Sedat Gümüş, Abdellatif Sellami, and Julia Mahfouz  2. Educational Leadership and Management in Turkey: A Critical Review of Policy, Practice, and Research Mehmet Şükrü Bellibaş, İbrahim Hakan Karataş, and Elif Aydoğdu  3. Examining the knowledge base in educational administration and leadership in Egypt: A systematic review of published research literature Waheed Hammad, Eman Ahmed, Maysaa Barakat  4. Educational Leadership and Administration in Iraq: Challenges & Prospects Dr. Mayamin Altae  5. Educational Leadership and Administration in Morocco: Recent developments and growth prospects Mohammed Elmeski  6. Educational Leadership and Administration in Algeria: Policy, Development and Reflective Practice Dr. Fella Lahmar, Fatima Zahra Abbou  7. Educational Administration and Leadership in Jordan: A retrospective-Prospective Approach Aref Al-Attari and Eiman Essa  8. Principalship in Lebanon: The Unsung Heroes Julia Mahfouz and Rima Karami  9. The Sate of Art of Educational Leadership in Palestine: The Two Faces of the Coin Soheil Salha and Saida Affouneh  10. Educational Administration and Policy in Kuwait: A Reflection on Decades of Reform Dr. Amal Abdulwahab Alsaleh  11. K-12 Educational leadership and administration in Qatar: Lessons learned Abdellatif Sellami, Rania Sawalhi, and Asmaa E. Al-Fadala  12. Exploring the Omani Educational Administration and Leadership Literature: Hidden Gems or Concerns to Be Addressed? Yara Yasser Hilal and Muna Khamis Al-Alawi


    Khalid Arar is a Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy, School Improvement Doctoral Program at the College of Education, Texas State University, USA.

    Selahattin Turan is Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy, College of Education, Bursa Uludağ University, Turkey.

    Sedat Gümüş is Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at the EdUHK, Hong Kong.

    Abdellatif Sellami is Director of the Education Research Centre, the College of Education, Qatar University, Qatar.

    Julia Mahfouz is Associate Professor in the Leadership for Educational Organizations program, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, USA.