Kathryn Riley‘s articles and book chapters include:


(1985) ‘Black Girls Speak for themselves’, in G. Weiner (ed), Just a Bunch of Girls, pp 63-76, Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

(2003) ‘Redefining the profession – teachers with attitude’, Education Review, 16 (2): 19-27.

(2004)Schooling the citizens of tomorrow: The challenges for teaching and learning across the global North/South divide, Journal of Educational Change, Vol. 5, no. 3, pp 389.-415. Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

(2004) ‘Voices of disaffected pupils: Implications for policy and practice’, (with J. Docking) British Journal of Educational Studies, 52 (2):166-179.

(2005) Leading Communities: Purposes, paradoxes and Possibilities, 1–34, (with L. Stoll) Professorial Lecture, London: Institute of Education.

(2006) ‘Re-engaging disaffected pupils in learning: insights for policy and practice’, (With S. Ellis. ., W. Weinstock., J. Tarrant and S. Hallman) Improving Schools, 9 (1):17-31.

(2007) ‘Reconfiguring Urban School Leadership: Some Lessons from London’, (with Hilary Emery) in T. Brighouse and L. Fullich (eds), The Global Challenges of the City, pp. 169-196, London: Bedford Way Papers.

(2008) ‘Improving city schools: who and what makes the difference?’ in C. Sugrue (ed), New Directions for Educational Change: International Perspectives, London: Routledge.

(2009) ‘Reconfiguring urban leadership: taking a perspective on community’, School Leadership and Management, Routledge, 29 (1): 51-63.

(2010) Are London’s Schools Meeting the Needs of Today’s Young People? Professorial Lecture, London: Institute of Education.

(2013) Walking the Leadership Tight-rope: Building Community Cohesiveness and Social Capital in Schools in Highly Disadvantaged Urban Communities, British Educational Research Journal, 39, (2), April: 266–286.

(2016) ‘Effective Principals Serving in High Poverty Schools in Chile: Managing Competing Realities’, pp 1-8, with C. Montecinos and L Ahumada, L., Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 00 (2016) 000–000, Available online at Science Direct www.sciencedirect.com

(2017) ‘Community collaboration and partnership in a volatile world’, in P. Earley and T. Greany (eds), School Leadership and Education System Reform, London: Bloomsbury pp. 139-147.

Kathryn Riley‘s books include:


(1998) Whose school is it Anyway? (Falmer Press).

(2000) Leadership for Change and School Reform (with Karen Seashore Louis) Routledge-Fulmer.

(2002) Working with Disaffected Students: Why children lose interest in schools and what we can do about it (with Elle Rustique-Forester), Chapman-Sage.

(2013) Leadership of Place: Stories from the US, UK & South Africa, London: Bloomsbury.

(2017) Place, belonging and School Leadership: Researching to make the difference, London: Bloomsbury. School Leadership and Education System Reform, London: Bloomsbury


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