Publications

Book Chapters

Zhang, W. (2013) ‘Developing middle leaders: creating and maintaining high performing teams’, in M. Brundrett (Ed) Principles of School Leadership, London: SAGE.

Journal Articles

Zhang, W. (2018) ‘Conceptions and Misconceptions: a Case Study of Issues Arising from School Leadership Development within a District Education Bureau in China’, Education 3-13, https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2018.1502335 .

Zong, X. H. and Zhang, W. (2017) Establishing world-class universities in China: deploying a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the net effects of Project 985, Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1368475

Zong, X. H. and Zhang, W. (2015) ‘Education Master’s Students’ Research Orientation and Learning Experience in Quantitative Methods and Statistics Courses’, Journal of Postgraduate Education.

Zhang, W. and Brundrett, M. (2011) ‘Developing primary leadership in England: beyond the positivist perspective’, Education 3-13, 39 (1): 5-20.

Zhang, W. and Brundrett, M. (2010) ' School Leaders’ Perspectives on Leadership Learning: the Case for Informal and Experiential Learning', Management in Education, 24(4): 154-158.

Conference Presentations

Zhang, W. (2017) ‘Establish World Class University in China: Policy Evolution and Institutional Persistence’, paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference on World Class Universities, Newport, December.

Zhang, W. (2017) ‘Establish World Class University in China: Moving Forward from Double First Class’, paper presented at 7th International Conference on World Class Universities, Shanghai, November.

Zhang, W. (2016) ‘Establishing World Class University in China: deploying a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the net effects of Project 985 on academic publications of its member universities’, paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA), Leeds, September.

Zhang, W. (2014) ‘Postgraduate Students’ Learning Experience of Quantitative Methods in an Elite Chinese University Faculty of Education’, paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA), London, September.

Zhang, W. (2014) ‘Building Teacher Leadership Capacity: School-University Partnership Approaches in a Chinese Local Authority’, paper presented at British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society (BELMAS), Stratford upon Avon, July.

Zhang, W. (2013) ‘What should be the next great leap forward: a case study of training for school leadership within a district education authority in China?’, paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Sussex, September.

Zhang, W. (2013) ‘How far does an English longbow shoot: an investigation of the usefulness of an English university model of CPD for school leaders to a Chinese partner university’, paper presented at British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Annual Conference, Edinburgh, July.

Zhang, W. (2012) ‘Challenges of leadership development in China:  transferring western models or evidence-based research’, paper presented at British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Annual Conference, Bedford, July.

Zhang, W. (2009) ‘The future of school leadership development: headteachers' growing leaders’, paper presented at British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Annual Conference, Sheffield, July.

Zhang, W. (2007) ‘The Changing Landscape of Educational Leadership Development: Messages from School Leaders’, paper presented at Northern Leadership Academy (NLA) Annual Conference, Lancaster, September.

Zhang, W. (2006) ‘Schooling: Message from China’, paper presented at Association of the Study of Primary Education (ASPE) Annual Conference, Birmingham, December.

Share this page:

Keep up-to-date with latest from the School of Education by following us on Twitter:

@Leicester_Ed

Contact Us

School of Education
University of Leicester
21 University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RF

Telephone: 0116 252 3688

Email: EducationDept@le.ac.uk

Student complaints procedure

Accessibility

AccessAble logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for 21 University Road.