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 3: Leading with Moral Purpose: The Place of Ethics1
Leading with Moral Purpose: The Place of Ethics1
In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of attention directed to the consideration of ethics as an influence on educational leadership and management, by both academics and educational practitioners. This trend appears to be driven by a number of forces, but most notably the increasing diversity of our communities. One of the most obvious outcomes of increasing cultural diversity in our communities is a broader range of social values, some of which are not compatible with each other, and a subsequent increase in the frequency of culturally based value conflicts that require attention. A second social condition that has highlighted the need to consider ...