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Lynch School of Education

Irwin Blumer

research professor
educational leadership and higher education



Campion Hall
Room 229



Ed.D., Boston College
M.A., Northeastern University


Educational leadership and the relationship between systems and schools; effects of racism in education and on its leaders; the focus on improving instruction as the goal of education change/reform; effect of unionism on public education and its management


Blumer, I, "What Kind of Support Do Beginning Principals Need?", MASCD Quarterly Journal, September, 2005.

Horn, C., Ramos, I., Blumer, I. Madaus, G., "Cut Scores: Results May Vary": NBETPP Monographs, April, 2000, Vol. 1, Number 1.

Blumer, Irwin and Mathew King, "A Good Start", Phi Delta Kappan, January, 2000, Vol. 81, Number 5.

Blumer, Irwin, "The Principal as Instructional Leader", in Hayes, M. and Zimmerman, I. (Eds) Teaching: A Career, A Profession, Wellesley, ASCD, 1999.

Blumer, Irwin, "Lessons in Leadership", in Partners in Progress: Strengthening the Superintendent Board Relationship, King, M. (Ed.) San Francisco, Josey - Bass, 1999.

Blumer, I. And Tatum, B. "Creating a Community of Allies: How One School System Attempted to Create an Active Anti Racist Environment", International Journal of Leadership In Education, 1999, vol.2, no. 3, 255-67.

Blumer, Irwin,"Developing Guideposts for Restructuring", Network Newsnotes, The International Network of Principals' Centers, Harvard University, Volume 6, Number 2, April, 1992.

" Education in the Chelsea Public Schools: A Reflection". (unpublished) Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Session: "The Evolution of Public Education Since the 1950s: Four Memoirs", San Francisco, California, April, 1992.

Editor and Contributor: "School Culture and Leadership: The Role of the Superintendent." An issue paper written for Massachusetts School Superintendents by Massachusetts School Superintendents, 1987.

Ex Officio member, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Executive Committee