The Ethical Dimensions of School Leadership

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April 2003



This book about valuation processes in educational administration has a particular focus on the notions community and professionalism. The topic is addressed comprehensively bringing together in one volume the work of some of the best-known and most respected philosophers, theorists and researchers working in this field. The work of several promising young academics is also featured. Values have traditionally been considered an important influence on administrative practices. Chester Barnard's seminal work, "The Functions of the Executive", proposes a definition of leadership, dating back to 1938, that highlights the moral dimension of leadership as essential to administration. More recent works by Herbert Simon, Christopher Hodgkinson, Thomas Greenfield, Don Willower, Jerry Starratt and Paul Begley have reinforced the relevance of values as influences on administration and promoted active international debate on the subject. This book will be of special interest to university faculty, graduate students and educational administrators working in schools, district offices, senior departmental roles and administrators working in closely related fields.


In Pursuit of Authentic School Leadership Practices.- Democratic Leadership Theory in Late Modernity: An Oxymoron or Ironic Possibility?.- Persistent Difficulties with Values in Educational Administration: Mapping the Terrain.- Reflective Practice: Picturing Ourselves.- Community, Coherence, and Inclusiveness.- Deconstructing Communities: Educational Leaders and Their Ethical Decision-Making Processes.- Let Right be Done: Trying to Put Ethical Standards into Practice.- Valuing Schools as Professional Communities: Assessing the Collaborative Prescription.- Developing Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Education and Community.- School Organizational Values: The Driving Force for Effectiveness and Change.- The Relationship of Gender and Context to Leadership in Australian Schools.- School Leadership as a Democratic Arena.- Conclusion: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A Post-Postmodern Purview.
EAN: 9781402011603
ISBN: 1402011601
Untertitel: 'Studies in Educational Leadership'. 2003. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 258 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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