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Drawing together current thinking and research by leading writers in the field, Educational Leadership will help you to understand and critically analyze key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including: leadership perspectives and values; external and internal contexts; autonomy and accountability; partnership and collaboration; leading strategy and change

The book explores major challenges for educational leaders in managing the increasingly permeable boundary between educational organizations and their external contexts, and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities. It will encourage you to positively problematize the field and reflect on current debates and issues.

This book is an essential resource for providers and students of graduate courses in educational leadership and management, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programs. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.

Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion
Leadership for diversity and inclusion

Each of the words of the title of this chapter has multiple and contested meanings. The words ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are also commonly used in practitioner discourse and in policy documents at organisational, local and national levels. How the terms are understood is as contested and varied as is leadership. This chapter begins by considering the multiple ways in which these key elements are conceived. It explores how diversity has been researched and therefore how relevant knowledge has been generated. Finally, it considers how leaders can act to lead for and with diversity and to be inclusive, and what preparation or support might aid them.

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