A provocative and authoritative compendium of writings on leadership in education from distinguished scholar-educators worldwide.
What is educational leadership? What are some of the trends, questions, and social forces most relevant to the current state of education? What are the possible futures of education, and what can educational leadership contribute to these futures? To address these questions, and more, editors Duncan Waite and Ira Bogotch asked distinguished international thought leaders on education to share their insights, observations, and research findings on the nature of education and educational leadership in the global village.
The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership brings together contributions from authors in twenty-one countries, spanning six continents. Topics examined include leadership and aesthetics, creativity, eco‐justice, advocacy, Big Data and technology, neoliberalism, emerging philosophies and theories, critical democracy, gender and radical feminism, political economies, emotions, postcolonialism, and new directions in higher education.
A must-read for teachers, researchers, scholars, and policy makers, this Handbook:
- Champions radical pluralism over consensus and pseudoscientific or political solutions to problems in education
- Embraces social, economic, and political relevance alongside the traditions of careful and systematic rigor
- Challenges traditional epistemological, cultural, and methodological concepts of education and educational leadership
- Explores the field’s historical antecedents and ways in which leadership can transcend the narrow disciplinary and bureaucratic constraints imposed by current research designs and methods
- Advances radically new possibilities for remaking educational leadership research and educational institutions
About the Author
Duncan Waite, PhD is a professor in the Education and Community Leadership Program and the School Improvement Doctoral Program at Texas State University, USA. He is also editor and founder of the International Journal of Leadership in Education.
Ira Bogotch, PhD is a professor of educational leadership and research methodology and Coordinator of the School Leadership Program at Florida Atlantic University, USA. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Griffith University Institute for Educational Research, Australia.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors ix
Working Within Radical Pluralism: Reconstructing Educational Leadership 1Ira Bogotch and Duncan Waite
1 Educational Leadership for What? An Educational Examination 15Gert Biesta
2 The Question of Creativity for the Field of Educational Leadership 29Susan Field Waite and Kirsten Robbins
3 Educational Leadership and Emotion 45Gabriele Lakomski and Colin W. Evers
4 Leading With Consistency: How the Ends Don’t Always Justify the Means (and Vice Versa) 63Andy Hargreaves and Rebecca Lowenhaupt
5 Rethinking Gender and Socially Just Leadership in the Sociospatialized Context(s) of Global Edu-Capitalism 79Jill Blackmore
6 Politics, Activism, and Leadership for Social Justice in Education 103James Ryan and Katie Higginbottom
7 From “Data-Driven” to “Democracy-Driven” Educational Leadership: Navigating Market Bureaucracy and New Technology in a Post-Fordist Era 125Kenneth J. Saltman and Alexander J. Means
8 Educational Leadership and Environmental Justice in a Climate-Challenged World 139John Hardman
9 Resisting and Reclaiming the Global Discourse of Leadership: From Entrepreneurial to Advocacy Leadership 157Gary L. Anderson and Andrea López
10 The Political Economy of Leadership 175Peter Gronn, Anna Vignoles, and Sonia Ilie
11 Freedom to What Ends?— School Autonomy in Neoliberal Times 193Richard Niesche and Pat Thomson
12 Higher Education Leadership in Universities, Colleges, and Technical Schools Around the World 207Edward P. St. John, Cliona Hannon, and Wang Chen
13 Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning 227Sally J. Zepeda, Oksana Parylo, and Hans W. Klar
14 Leading Schools Down Under: Where are the Real Decisions Made? 253Tony Townsend, Cathy Wylie, and Jane Wilkinson
15 Administrative Matters for African Educational Leaders: Illustrations from Women Secondary School Administrators in Tanzania and Ghana 271Beverly Lindsay, Susanna Kofie, and Joyce G. Mbepera
16 Privatizing Leadership in Education in England: The Multiple Meanings of School Principal Agency 295Steven J. Courtney and Helen M. Gunter
17 From Welfarism to Neo-Liberalism: Conceptualizing the Diversity of Leadership Models in Europe 311David Hall, Jorunn Møller, Michael Schratz, and Roberto Serpieri
18 The Importance of Leaders’ Discursive Positioning in Neocolonial Education Reform Aimed at Closing the Disparities for Indigenous Peoples 335Mere Berryman and Dawn Lawrence
19 The Characteristics of Educational Leadership in the Middle East: A Comparative Analysis of Three Nation-States 355Khalid Arar, Selahattin Turan, Maysaa Barakat, and Izhar Oplatka
20 Asian Geographies of Educational Leadership 375Darren A. Bryant, Allan Walker, and Qian Haiyan
21 Managing to Lead? Contemporary Perspectives on Principals’ Practices in Russia 397Alma Harris, Anatoly Kasprzhak, Michelle Jones, and Natalia Isaeva
22 Advances and Challenges of Educational Leadership in Latin America 415Joaquín Gairín Sallán, Rosa María Tafur Puente, and María Inés Vázquez Clavera
23 Contexts of Canadian Educational Leadership 433Robert E. White and Karyn Cooper
24 US Contexts of/for Educational Leadership 453Peter Demerath and Karen Seashore Louis