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Bendikson, L., & Meyer, F. (2023). It’s not rocket science: A guide to the School Improvement Cycle. Myers Education Press.

Bendikson, L., & Meyer, F. (2023). Improvement: A product of clear goals and good routines. Australian Educational Leader, 45(Term 3), 32-35.

Bendikson, L., & Meyer, F. (2023). Ensuring success for research-practice partnerships: Strategies and conditions. In E. Anderson & S. D. Hayes (Eds.), Continuous improvement: A leadership process for school improvement. Information Age Publishing.

Bendikson, L., Broadwith, M., Zhu, T., & Meyer, F. (2020). Goal pursuit practices in high schools: hitting the target? Journal of Educational Administration, 58(6), 713-728. doi:10.1108/JEA-01-2020-0020

Bendikson, L., Meyer, F., & Le Fevre, D. (2020). Goal monitoring: A crucial lever to achieve school improvement. SET, 2. doi:

Bendikson, L., Meyer, F., & LeFevre, D. (2019). Leading effective goal pursuit in schools – Making the right tweaks. New Zealand Principal, 34(3), 11-13.

Le Fevre, D., Meyer, F., & Bendikson, L. (2021). Navigating the leadership tensions in creating collective responsibility. Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 6(3), 253-266. doi:10.1108/JPCC-03-2020-0014

Meyer, F., & Bendikson, L. (2021). Improving gender equity in written language. In D. Peterson & S. P. Carlile (Eds.), Improvement Science: Promoting equity in schools. Maine, USA: Meyers Education Press.

Meyer, F., & Bendikson, L. (2021). Pedagogical leadership. In Oxford Bibliographies: Oxford University Press.

Robinson, V. M. J., Bendikson, L., McNaughton, S., Wilson, A., & Zhu, T. (2017). Joining the dots: The challenge of creating coherent school improvement. Teachers’ College Record, 119(10), 1-44.


Bendikson, L., Hattie, J., & Robinson, V. M. J. (2011). Assessing the comparative performance of secondary schools. Journal of Educational Administration, 49(4), 443-449.

Bendikson, L. (2014). Strategic resourcing: ‘Walking the talk’. Leadership in Focus: The Journal for Australian School Leaders, Summer, 14-16.

Bendikson, L., Hattie, J., & Robinson, V. M. J. (2012). Principal instructional leadership and secondary school performance. SET: Research information for teachers, 1, 2-8.

Bendikson, L. (2015). Community of Schools’ Leadership: Throwing money and hoping for success? In Leadership for Communities of Learning: Five Think Pieces. Education Council, New Zealand. Retrieved from website.

Robinson, V. M. J., Bendikson, L., & Hattie, J. (2011). Leadership and student outcomes: Are secondary schools unique? In J. Robertson & H. Timperley (Eds.), Leadership and learning (pp. 131-142). London: Sage Publications.