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Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform. Edited by Helen Janc Malone, Published by Teachers College Press, 2013, Columbia University, New York and London

The book we recommend this month is a compendium of short, accessible articles on system-wide educational reform, by a group of thought leaders from the U.S. and around the world. In addition to chapters by colleagues from Finland and Singapore—the highest ranking countries in international comparisons—are contributions from educators in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Malaysia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Of particular interest to us at the National Center is the five-chapter section devoted to issues of equity and educational justice.  

The editor, Helen Janc Malone, is an educational researcher dedicated to connecting research, policy and practice in support of learning and positive development.  Malone currently works for the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C.  

The following educational leaders contributed chapters: Mel Ainscow, Stephen E. Anderson, Rukmini Banerji, Gabriel Cámara, Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro, Madhav Chavan, Amanda Datnow, Sherry L. Deckman, Lorna Earl, Patrick Griffin, Silvina Gvirtz, Andy Hargreaves, Alma Harris, Jonathan D. Jansen, Elena Lenskaya, Ann Lieberman, Helen Janc Malone, Barry McGaw, Pak Tee Ng, Pasi Sahlberg, Andreas Schleicher, Dennis Shirley, James P. Spillane, Louise Stoll, Esteban Torre, Yong Zhao