“With these words, let us introduce the International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management (IJELM). IJELM, is a new Journal in the field of education; a journal that wants to focus on educational leadership and management in expansive ways: studying not only the concepts that give name to the Journal (Educational Leadership and Management), but also reflecting on all organizational issues related to education from kindergarten to universities, through adult learning or professional education.
IJELM aims to develop a community of practitioners and scholars focusing on Education and Leadership, Organizational Learning, Organizational Studies on Education and all the pressing issues in this field of study, to better support the improvement of educational settings.
IJELM pretends to be an international forum in which researchers provide cutting-edge research on organizational issues related to education. The Journal is fundamentally concerned with the advance of theoretical knowledge and the improvement of management practice in educational organizations based on empirical research. IJELM emphasizes those articles that deepen in the understanding of change centered in the organization, management practices in educational organizations, teachers and principal’s development, and relationship with the community.
Aimed at promoting better social and academic environments, IJELM aspires to drive the emphasis from leaders to leadership and from teachers to the community of professionals developing educational institutions, searching for the best ways of managing classrooms, schools and universities.
Most of all, IJELM wants to stimulate debate, critical thinking and innovation in the wide field of educational leadership and management. We aspire to engage the participation of the community of learners and practitioners related with educational administration, and we also want to improve and assess the impact of research on practice. Besides, we aspire to identify what works and which are the most successful practices in order to manage and lead educational institutions.
With the launch of this new journal,we want to contribute to the understanding of how to improve organization and leadership in educational settings all over the world.” Mireia Tintoré, IJELM Editor