This document contains the review of literature, which maps recent and current developments in relation to standards for school leadership, professional learning and purposes for standards, such as professional development and certification1, in Australia and overseas. It also provides a brief review of contemporary theory and research on leadership relevant to leadership standards. There is widespread concern about the recruitment, preparation, continuing professional development and recognition of school leaders. Leadership standards are a central component of most proposals for addressing these concerns.
Ingvarson, Lawrence; Anderson, Michelle; Gronn, Peter; and Jackson, Andrew, "Standards for School Leadership : a critical review of the literature" (2006).