• Benchlearning - an action research program for transforming leadership and school practices 

      Aas, Marit; Vennebo, Kirsten Foshaug; Halvorsen, Kjell Atle (Educational Action Research;Published online 22 Jan 2019, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-28)
      In this paper, we investigate how a Benchlearning program for principals in Norway and Sweden supports changes in Norwegian principals’ leadership practices. The program design builds on principles for practical action ...
    • Building leadership capacity in school leadership groups: an action research project 

      Aas, Marit; Vennebo, Kirsten Foshaug (Educational Action Research;, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-07-08)
      This research study focuses on school leadership groups taking part in an action research project (AR project) within schools in a Norwegian municipality. The study aims to show and discuss how action research (AR) adopted ...
    • How school leaders can gain role clarity and grow their leadership identity 

      Aas, Marit; Andersen, Fred Carlo; Vennebo, Kirsten Foshaug (Research in Educational Administration and Leadership;Volume: 5, Issue: 2/June 2020, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-10-02)
      Over the past decades, principals have experienced an increased pressure emanating from the responsibility for managing change and building organisations, whilst striving to improve students’ learning outcomes (Abrahamsen, ...
    • Leadership and change in a Norwegian school context: Tensions as productive driving forces. 

      Vennebo, Kirsten Foshaug; Aas, Marit (Educational Management Administration & Leadership;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-29)
      This article examines the leadership of school principals who, based on the narrative case of the Blueberry School, discuss how they as principals would have responded to a similar problematic situation regarding a school ...
    • Leading professional group discussions: a challenge for principals? 

      Vennebo, Kirsten Foshaug; Aas, Marit (International Journal of Leadership in Education;Published online 22 Feb 2019, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Developing collective professional capacity in schools is viewed as important for improving schools. Furthermore, principals are seen as being in a key position to promote the development of collective capacity. Although ...
    • A supportive tool for principals in guiding professional group discussions. 

      Vennebo, Kirsten Foshaug; Aas, Marit (Educational Research;Volume 62, 2020 - Issue 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-30)
      Background: Developing collective professional capacities in schools is important for school improvement, and principals can initiate such developments. That is, by initiating and leading professional group discussions on ...