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Newsletters written, produced and distributed by the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana) are available to download from the following links:

Volume 1, Issue 1 (2011)
Volume 1, Issue 2 (2011)
Volume 2, Issue 1 (2012)
Volume 2, Issue 2 (2012)
Volume 3, Issue 1 (2013)


The Project Briefing Document (July 2012) is available for download or in print from the Centre for Commonwealth Education (CCE).
InForm 13 shares the journey of the LfL Ghana programme from its inception in 2009 to its current place as national policy.

Other Resources

A YouTube Video ( demonstrates the context in which LfL is operating in schools in Ghana.

Leadership for learning: concepts, principles and practice

Leadership for learning: an integrative model

Papers and Articles

Major, L. & Swaffield, S. (2014). Introducing the Most Significant Change technique to support Leadership for Learning in Ghana. Commonwealth Centre for Education Report No. 14. University of Cambridge. Retrieved from:

Swaffield, S. (2014). Learning from a national programme for school leadership development - Leadership for Learning Ghana: The contribution of educational research. Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, USA, 3-7 April. Available from

Swaffield, S., & MacBeath, J. (2013). Deliberating on School Leadership in Post-Conflict Contexts: A Ghanaian Snapshot. Presented at the ICSEI 2013, Santiago, Chile. Retrieved from

Swaffield, S., Jull, S., & Ampah-Mensah, A. (2013). Using mobile phone texting to support the capacity of school leaders in Ghana to practise Leadership for Learning. Presented at the International Educational Technology Conference (IECT 2013), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MacBeath, J., & Swaffield, S. (2013). Ghana: Resolving the tensions between colonial values and contemporary policies. In School-level Leadership in Post-Conflict Societies: The importance of context (pp. 49–63). Abingdon: Routledge.

Jull, S., Swaffield, S., & MacBeath, J. (2013). Changing perceptions is one thing…: barriers to transforming leadership and learning in Ghanaian basic schools. School Leadership & Management, 1–16. doi:10.1080/13632434.2013.849679

Jull, S., Swaffield, S., & MacBeath, J. (2012c). Transformational school leadership in sub-Saharan Africa: Leadership for Learning (LfL) in Ghana. Presented at the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) 2012, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Jull, S., Swaffield, S., & MacBeath, J. (2012b). LfL Ghana: Systemic Bottom-up Top-down Change (No. 13). University of Cambridge. Retrieved from

Jull, S., Swaffield, S., & MacBeath, J. (2012a). Leadership for learning in Ghana: Shared leadership improving pedagogy in basic education. Presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2012), Universidad de Cadiz, Spain.

MacBeath, J., Swaffield, S., Oduro, G., & Ampah-Mensah, A. (2012). Building leadership capacity, enchancing learning and teaching in Ghanaian basic schools. In Millennium Goals Revisited: A Common Wealth of Learning (pp. 49–60). Abingdon: Routledge.

MacBeath, J., & Swaffield, S. (2011). Leadership for Learning in Ghana. Presented at the ICSEI 2011, Limassol, Cyprus. Retrieved from

MacBeath, J., Swaffield, S., Oduro, G., & Bosu, R. (2010). Developing Leadership for Learning in Ghana: opportunities and challenges. Presented at the ICSEI 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Retrieved from

Swaffield, S., & MacBeath, J. (2010). Leading professional development to build the capacity of head teachers in Ghana. Presented at the CamERA 2010, Cambridge.