About the book
School culture plays a critical role not only in innovation effectiveness but also for laying strong foundations for economic development, growth, and sustainability. The 21st-century demands innovative leaders with capacities to manage schools in holistic and creative ways that stimulate classroom practices. Only effective classroom practices will create environments that support the development of student's competencies needed for 21st-century economies. Innovative classroom practices inclusive of assessment and quality practices and procedures should also garner inclusive education to tap human capital development from all groups of people. Moreover, the school-industry partnership will not only support the resourcing of the school but which ensure the students are offered curricula that are relevant to the career world. These are new demands on leading schools that necessitate innovative leadership. Thus, in the 21st-century school leaders should encourage effective practices of teaching and learning that enhance creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking in both teaches and students. To achieve this, school leaders with traditional experiences of managing need to capacitated to embrace change and manage school administration complexities that are inherent in the 21st century driven curriculum policy reforms. Only innovative schools will channel students with a strong educational foundation for a meaningful life and relevant careers in the 21st century.