Given unprecedented demographic shifts, immigration and migration throughout the world, this special issue of the International Journal of Educational Management is timely. That said, while there is a great deal of scholarly literature related to the topic throughout the social sciences, and a substantial corpus of such research in education as a field, there has been relatively little attention that investigates how leadership influences (and is influenced by) immigration and migration. Considered as a whole, this special issue seeks to explore this gap in the literature.On these pages, readers will find theoretical and empirical studies that examine immigration and migration in situ – that is – we recognize that while there are global issues and patterns, there is a need for studies that explore specific contexts. As such, the issue focuses on the way that immigration and migration influence leadership preparation, practice and policy in some of the world’s most dynamic cities, including Shanghai, Chicago, New York, Toronto and a few authors take broader looks at Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and the USA.
Brooks, J. S., Normore, A. H., & Wilkinson, J. (2017). Educational leadership and demographic change: Perspectives on diversity, im/migration and change from cities around the world. International Journal of Educational Management, 31(5), 562-563. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-02-2017-0052