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New Perspectives in Educational Leadership

Exploring Social, Political, and Community Contexts and Meaning- Foreword by Fenwick W. English- Conclusion by Linda C. Tillman


Edited By Sonya Douglass Horsford

New Perspectives in Educational Leadership examines educational administration and leadership within the complex social, political, and community contexts that inform and influence the work of today’s educational leaders. With particular attention to the implications and larger contexts of shifting demographics, high-stakes accountability, and globalization on schools and society in the twenty-first century, this volume seeks to advance lines of inquiry presented in other areas of education research, that have yet to be fully explored or imagined in the field of educational leadership.
This unique blend of empirical, theoretical, and conceptual research by both established and emerging scholars in the field directly acknowledges and addresses the demands of leading increasingly diverse and complex school communities. Topics include: the social and cultural dynamics of leadership, reflective practice, politics of equity and adequacy, critical servant leadership, and the possibilities of transformative leadership within these dynamic educational contexts.
As a primary or supplementary text in educational administration, leadership, and foundations courses, New Perspectives in Educational Leadership provides a much-needed complement to the traditional topics of instructional leadership and education management given the expanding and increasingly complex conditions that face educational administrators and school leaders today.


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# INDEX Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), 55 Academic segregation in schools, 183 Accountability education policy, 111–24 leaders, 40 and leadership implications, 119–22 means, 112 procedures, 211 public education, 191 schools in era of change, 119–22 systems, 116, 191 top-down and bottom-up elements, 116 Achievement, 173 vs. academic achievement, 243 child, 262 gap, 173 Adapting to diversity, 165 Adequacy, 143 defined, 141–43 de-neutralizing concepts, 146–47 Administrators cultural proficiency, 163–66 diversity, 154 role, 168 senior-level, 154 tasks, 20 See also Educational leaders See also Principal(s) Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) meetings, 58 Adult learning and conflict management courses, 61 Advocacy leadership, 197–212 for all children, 295 and policy analysis in neutral enterprise, 206–8 preparing students for internalization and globalization, 197–212 AEIS. See Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Agency, 286 and responsibility, 285 social justice principals, 284–86 All-inclusive perspective development, 199 Americanization ideology and rhetoric, 203 American politics adequacy, 127–48 conflict and power, 134–35 conflict socialization enhancement, 145–46 educational leadership, 127–48 education influence, 131 education politics, 132–35 equality, 127–48 equity and adequacy defined, 141–43 equity and adequacy de-neutralizing concepts, 146–47 historical perspective, 133–34 inequity and inadequacy, 146 institutionalized racism, 146 political values, 132–33 post-racial, 127–48 preparing educational leadership for politics of (in)equity and (in)adequacy, 143–47 property values as racial hierarchy maintenance, 146 public school funding cost vs. investment, 136–37 public school funding political debate framing, 135...

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