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.
Chapter 17: Inter-Professional Work and Expertise: New Roles at the Boundaries of Schools
Inter-Professional Work and Expertise: New Roles at the Boundaries of Schools
The Prevention Agenda
The 1990s witnessed a refocusing of work on disadvantage and marginalisation which was signalled by the development of the concept of social exclusion, described by Room as ‘the process of becoming detached from the organizations and communities of which the society is composed and from the rights and responsibilities that they embody’ (Room, 1995, p. 243). One result was that engagement with society became a personal responsibility that needed to be actively performed (Levitas, 1998), and on which social cohesion depended. At the same time, existing reasons for remedying disadvantage, for example, concerns with equity and with the disruption ...