School Development and Leadership
In the School Development and Leadership research environment, our interest is in what teachers and school leaders do to enable the development of children and pupils and their learning. The transformation and improvement processes underway in preschools and schools reflect national reforms that set limits, but that also provide opportunities for professional learning and action. We are therefore interested in the role that the formal and informal learning done by teachers and school leaders can play in school development, with a particular focus on professional development and leadership practices. Leadership at school and public administration level are of equal interest to studying their relevance for professional learning. We welcome collaboration with schools and public administration, combining (action) research and school development.