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Stephan Gerhard Huber

Stephan Gerhard Huber
Institute for the Management and Economics of Education · University of Teacher Education Zug

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Introduction
Research Interests: Organisation, Quality and Development in Education Teacher Education Leadership Education Human Ressource Management in Education Educational Leadership Educational Assessment Organisation and System Change Education Management School Effectiveness School Improvement Professionalisation of Teachers and School Leaders Youth Research Methods of data gathering and analysis: qualitative quantitative mixed-method international-comparative

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Young adults have experienced significant changes and cutbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We investigated how young adults from Germany, Austria and Switzerland experienced their educational and vocational situation in the past and how they see their current situation and their future. The data was collected through expert and peer interviews, i...
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Dieser Artikel gibt Einblicke in die mediale Berichterstattung zum schulischen Umgang mit den Auswir-kungen des Kriegs in der Ukraine und der Integration geflohener ukrainischer Lehrkräfte und Lernen-der. Leerstellen der Berichterstattung, wie eine Darstellung der Erfahrungen von Geflüchteten, werden aufgezeigt. Zudem werden Erkenntnisse einer quan...
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Dieser Artikel gibt erste Einblicke in die Wünsche, Ideen und Erfahrungen von Bildungsakteur*innen zum Umgang mit dem Krieg in der Ukraine in Unterricht und Schule und zu den ankommenden geflüchteten Kindern und Jugendlichen. Mit der qualitativen Teilstudie des Schul-Barometers (www.Schul-Barometer.net) zu Krieg und Frieden sollen Perspektiven aus...
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School closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic very quickly led to many studies on distance education (see Author1 (2021a) for a review of findings from 100 studies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). Currently, there are only quantitative studies available that explored the importance of different features of distance education for stude...
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In this chapter, we report on the research findings from a school development project which took place in a large city in Germany over a period of 5 years. In 2013, the central educational authorities formed a public-private partnership with a foundation to start a development project that was inspired by school turnaround models in the US and incl...
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Die Herausforderungen, vor denen die Schulen aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie standen und auch heute noch stehen, haben Stärken und Schwächen schulischer Bildung auf allen (System-)Ebenen offen zutage treten lassen. Im Ergebnis zeigt sich u.a., dass Bildungsbenachteiligung angewachsen ist, Chancengerechtigkeit abgenommen hat. Viele Akteure – so auch Ma...
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Der Beitrag geht anhand einer Interviewstudie den Fragen nach, wie Aufgaben und Schnittstellen im Schulmanagement ausgestaltet sind und wie funktional dies geschieht. Ergebnisse von 18 leitfadengestützten Experten- interviews mit Schulleitungen sowie Sekretariatsmitarbeitenden und Schulpflegemitgliedern werden präsentiert und forschungsbezogen disk...
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Dieser Beitrag gibt einen Überblick über international bestehende Leistungsstudien, die die Frage nach Lerneinbußen und neuer Bildungsungleichheit aufgrund der pandemiebedingten Schulschließungen im Frühjahr 2020 beantworten. Auf Basis von drei kürzlich erschienenen Reviews und eigenen Recherchen konnten 32 Leistungsstudien identifiziert werden. Ni...
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Covid-19 has a far-reaching impact on education. In our work in, with, and for practice, we would like to make a contribution for science and practice during these challenging times – all in terms of “Responsible Science”. Within the “School-Barometer” project (Huber et al., 2020) focusing on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, we explored the ro...
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Wertschätzung ist eine grundlegende berufsethische Prämisse im schulischen Bildungskontext und in­tegraler Bestandteil von pädagogischem Handeln schlechthin. Vor diesem Hintergrund kommt Mitar­beitenden an Schulen und im Schul- und Bildungssystem in ihrer (gesellschaftlichen) Aufgabe der Si­cherung und Weiterentwicklung der Qualität von Bildung mit...
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Gerade in dieser aktuellen Situation am Ausgang der COVID-Krise sind Führungskräfte konfrontiert mit Kolleginnen und Kollegen, die eine hohe Motivation haben, Schule gar neu erfinden wollen, aber auch mit Kolleg*innen, die am liebsten zurückkehren wollen zu alten Gewohnheiten. Alle erleben eine hohe Belastung, einige verbunden mit hohen Erschöpfung...
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Zusammenfassung In diesem Artikel werden zunächst theoretische Überlegungen zu möglichen gerechtigkeitsbezogenen Unterstützungsleistungen durch Bildungslandschaften für das Schulsystem angestellt. Anschließend werden diese Überlegungen mit den Aktivitäten innerhalb von Bildungslandschaften anhand einer Dokumentenanalyse in Bezug gesetzt. Ziel des P...
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Das Spektrum des Handelns von Schulleitung und Schulaufsicht als pädagogische Führungskräfte im schulischen Personalmanagement ist vielschichtig, kann mehrebenenanalytisch betrachtet werden, ist direkt und indirekt: Zum einen qualifizieren sich pädagogische Führungskräfte selbst weiter und zum anderen initiieren, begleiten und unterstützen sie die...
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Zusammenfassung Der Review gibt einen systematischen Überblick über den quantitativen Forschungsstand zur Schulsituation und zum Lehren und Lernen während der Corona-Pandemie. Der Review umfasst 97 Online-Befragungen, die in der Zeit vom 24. März 2020 bis 11. November 2020 durchgeführt wurden und 255.955 Fälle (Schüler*innen, Eltern, Lehrkräfte, Sc...
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COVID-19 led to temporary school lockdown worldwide. Does this leave disadvantaged students behind? Data from 8,344 students from Germany, Austria and Switzerland show that home resources like technical equipment and parental support play a role for student outcomes in terms of emotions, learning effort and learning success. However, students’ self...
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The Federal Republic of Germany is comprised of 16 states, each having its own school system. The governing of each ‘state’ is organized according to a rather traditional bureaucratic governing model over three to four levels.
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The crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus has far-reaching effects in the field of education, as schools were closed in March 2020 in many countries around the world. In this article, we present and discuss the School Barometer, a fast survey (in terms of reaction time, time to answer and dissemination time) that was conducted in Germany, Austria and...
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Die Anforderungen an Schulen sind größer denn je, müssen sie doch auf soziale, ökonomische, ökologische und kulturelle Veränderungen und Entwicklungen reagieren, mit ihnen Schritt halten, sie auffangen und auf sie vorbereiten, sie voranbringen oder ihnen gegebenenfalls auch entgegenwirken. Die wachsende Multikulturalität und Vielseitigkeit einer pl...
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‚Ganztag‘ hat viele Herausforderungen, die nur in der Zusammenarbeit von schulischen und außerschulischen Partner*innen bearbeitet werden können. Kooperation muss daher die Prämisse für einen gelingenden Ganztag sein, so die These. Die Bildungsbiografien der Kinder und Jugendlichen optimal zu fördern und damit ein Mehr an Bildungsqualität zu erreic...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the development of educational leadership, administration and management (EdLAM) research by identifying thematic strands that hallmark key publications and synthesise major research findings and limitations. Design/methodology/approach This study combines bibliometric and content analysis methods to...
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The development of values is an important task in emerging adulthood. Values are perceived as the result of a socializing process, yet little is known about the mechanisms which are key in the development of different values. The aim of this study is to contribute to values research by investigating whether the development of values depends on thei...
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This study mapped the international knowledge base of educational leadership, administration and management (EdLAM) from a topographical perspective. Altogether 1651 publications from 18 peer-reviewed English journals published between 2007 and 2016 were reviewed. Combining bibliometric and content analyses, the authors identified 55 countries and...
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Una vez establecida la relevancia del liderazgo educativo para transformar la calidad de la educación en cada escuela, la pregunta que sigue refiere a como se cultiva dicho liderazgo ente actores claves como los directivos o los docentes. En efecto, no basta con constatar la existencia o inexistencia del liderazgo ni tampoco basta con hacer una car...
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This contribution discusses the influence of the organisation on school aims and explains school-based organisational education. After a short historical outline, the specific administrative structure of school as an organisation is shown and the school administration is situated as central actor in the complex hierarchy of school. The twofold orga...
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Der Beitrag stellt auf Grundlage einer länderübergreifenden Studie aktuelle Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen mit Blick auf die Lehrerbildung im deutschsprachigen Raum dar. Berücksichtigt werden in der Studie alle drei Phasen der Lehrerbildung – die akademische Ausbildung an den Hochschulen, der Vorbereitungsdienst und Berufseinstieg und schließl...
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This chapter looks at the role of school leadership vis a vis the curriculum. First, it offers a brief overview of school leadership in Germany, acknowledging the multitude of systems within the system as each German federal state has autonomy over educational matters. Next, curriculum development and research in Germany is briefly recapped, includ...
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It has been widely documented that accountability systems, including school inspections, bring with them unintended side effects. These unintended effects are often negative and have the potential to undo the intended positive effects. However the empirical evidence is limited. Through a European comparative study we have had the rare opportunity t...
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This article looks at the role of school leadership vis-à-vis the curriculum. First, it offers a brief overview of school leadership in Germany. Next, curriculum development and curriculum research in Germany is briefly recapped. We present empirical data on school leadership preferences, strain experience, and practices as to curriculum work. Then...
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This contribution discusses the influence of the organisation on school aims and explains school-based organisational education. After a short historical outline, the specific administrative structure of school as an organisation is shown and the school administration is situated as central actor in the complex hierarchy of school. The twofold orga...
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Die Präsentation gibt erste Einblicke in die Ergebnisse der Studie ”Die Zukunft der Lehrerbildung in Forschung und Praxis” mit einem Fokus auf die sogenannte ”Dritte Phase” der Lehrerbildung (Fort- und Weiterbildung)
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In vielen europäischen Bildungssystemen werden Schulinspektionen als eine wichtige Methode zur Aufrechterhaltung und Verbesserung von Schulqualität angesehen. Allerdings war bisher wenig über die Wege und Mechanismen bekannt, auf denen Schulinspektionen zu Wirkungen auf die Schulentwicklung führen können. In diesem Kapitel wird ein Wirkungsmodell...
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Over the past two to three decades, issues related to school leadership have become increasingly relevant in Germany, but there are also gaps. For this article, the literature survey by Huber (2003) served as a starting point. Additionally, various relevant German-speaking databases were consulted, programmes of conferences in the German-speaking c...
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In Switzerland, the conceptualisation of the principal as school leader is fairly young, and there is, because of the federal system of the country, a wide variation in the understanding of its function. For this article, the literature survey by Huber (2003) served as a starting point. Additionally, various relevant German-speaking databases were...
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The role that school plays in the value development process still requires clarification. Previous studies have shown that a higher educational attainment is associated with stronger post-materialistic and idealistic values. However, the issues of value development and differentiation between various types of education have received too little cons...
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Mit der Dezentralisierung von Bildungssystemen geht die Fokussierung des Führungsverhaltens in eigenverantwortlichen pädagogischen Einrichtungen einher. Die Expertenorganisation Schule, als integraler Bestandteil der Bildungslandschaft, verlangt jeder Lehrkraft schon durch das Kerngeschäft Unterricht Führungskompetenzen ab. Hinzu kommen weitere Han...
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Continuous professional development (CPD) for school leaders has been a high priority internationally over the past decades. This symposium reports on findings from an EU-funded (Lifelong Learning Programme, Comenius) project where nine countries tried new formats of continuous professional development (CPD) for school leaders by adapting, integrat...
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This paper reports on results from the piloting of the ICT-based inventory in nine countries (Australia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland), with a particular focus on the statistical as well as the social validation of the 29 leadership scales used in the inventory. Besides testing psychometric measur...
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Value development is seen as an important task in adolescence. In addition to the family of origin, school is an important socializing institution. However, little is known about how school influences the value development process. Based on 20 narrative interviews with 19-to 21-year old adolescents, the study presented here offers insights into tho...
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In this article, different inspection models are compared in terms of their impact on school improvement and the mechanisms each of these models generates to have such an impact. Our theoretical framework was drawn from the programme theories of six countries’ school inspection systems (i.e. the Netherlands, England, Sweden, Ireland, the province o...
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Das Kompetenzmodell wie auch die daraus entwickelten Überlegungen zur Entwick- lung von Kompetenzen für pädagogische Führung stellen einen Beitrag zur Diskussi- on über die Verbesserung der Lehrerbildung dar. Im Folgenden werden Empfehlun- gen für eine systematische, langfristig orientierte und nachhaltige Entwicklung von Kompetenzen für pädagogisc...
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The quality and success of schools depend upon school leadership. Increasingly, in many countries worldwide, this belief has led to designing and implementing appropriate training and development programs for educational leaders. In an international comparative research project, current school leader training and development programs in fifteen cou...
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This article investigates the use of multiple learning approaches and different modes and types of learning in the (continuous) professional development (PD) of school leaders, particularly the use of self-assessment and feedback. First, formats and multiple approaches to professional learning are described. Second, a possible approach to self-asse...
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"Um Schule erfolgreich zu gestalten, kommt der Entwicklung und Förderung von Kompetenzen für pädagogische Führung eine besondere Rolle zu. [...] In diesem Band wird ein Kompetenzmodell für pädagogische Führung entworfen. Eine Entwicklungslandkarte beschreibt Inhalte, Lern- und Lehrformate, die Lehrkräften und pädagogischen Führungskräften in ihrem...
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This special theme issue of School Effectiveness and School Improvement examines trends in thinking about how school leadership makes a difference in schools around the world. The introduction to this special issue first places this topic and the relevant articles in a historical context. Then the editors offer brief descriptions of the articles hi...
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This paper considers several trends in professional development programmes found internationally. The use of multiple learning approaches and of different modes and types of learning in PD is described. Various theories and models of evaluation are discussed in the light of common professional development activities. Several recommendations are mad...
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This article analyses school governance in Switzerland. It elaborates on the different actors involved, their roles and functions, and how these change as school governance in the cantons changes. Quality management is identified as a core activity at all levels and for all actors involved in school governance. In these re-structuring processes, va...
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The professional demands on school leaders have changed drastically and have become highly complex in the last few years. The professionalization of school leaders is high on the agenda. Human resource management includes different aspects of professionalization. One major domain is the preparation, induction and continuous professional development...
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Ausgangspunkt einer wissenschaftlichen Beschäftigung mit Schulleitung ist die Einsicht in deren zentrale Bedeutung für die Qualität von Schulen und ihre Entwicklung. Die Wirksamkeit und der Erfolg von Verbesserungsbemühungen hängen in hohem Maße von der Leistung der Schulleitung ab.
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In view of the ever-increasing responsibilities of school leaders for ensuring the quality of schools, school leadership development has recently become one of the central concerns of educational policy. Based on data from an international study of school leadership development, international trends in school leadership preparation are identified a...
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Research into school effectiveness in recent decades has corroborated the theory that the school leader has a pivotal role to play in making their school a successful institution and especially in its improvement. In fact, the school leader is most often cited as the key factor in a school’s development. Reflecting the importance it is given in to...
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Leadership has long been seen as a key factor in organisational effectiveness, and the interest in educational leadership has increased over recent decades. This is due to a number of reasons, often related to changes to the education system, such as the growth of school-based management in many countries over the past two decades, which has meant...
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In view of the ever-increasing responsibilities of school leaders for ensuring the quality of schools, school leadership development has recently become one of the central concerns of educational policy. Based on data from an international study of school leadership development, an overview of international efforts to develop school leadership is g...
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This chapter looks at the growing importance placed on activities to select and recruit school leaders that has led to the development of systematic selection procedures in many countries in recent years. The central question is: Do we have policies and strategies that ensure that qualified individuals are recruited to be principals? The chapter of...
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This chapter provides information and analysis on the English systemic approach to school leadership for school improvement. This refers to a practice in which schools work beyond their school borders for the benefit of the school system as a whole. England (UK) was selected by the OECD as an example of a systemic approach to school leadership beca...
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Versucht man, das Thema Schulleitung einzubetten in die deutsche schultheoretische Diskussion, so macht man zunächst eine eigentlich erstaunliche Beobachtung: In der deutschsprachigen fachwissenschaftlichen Diskussion zur Theorie der Schule wurde der wichtige Teilaspekt der Funktion der Schulleitung bzw. der Schulleiterin oder des Schulleiters lang...
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Whereas internationally the shift towards quality control of school systems started in the early 1980s, mainly promoted by transnational agencies, this development only began in Germany in the mid 1990s. However, a clear-cut change from an input-controlled and centralised to a more output-controlled, decentralised and deregulated supervision system...
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This paper looks at the central role of school leadership for developing and assuring the quality of schools, as corroborated by findings of school effectiveness research and school improvement approaches. Then, it focuses on the growing importance placed on activities to prepare school leaders due to the ever-increasing responsibilities they are f...

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