ERIC Number: ED320304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Transforming Transformational Leadership: Learning with the Power of the Mind's Eye.
Slack, P. J. Ford
A historical overview of the concept of transformational leadership is presented through an analysis of its inherent metaphors, with a focus on the implications for women and ethnic group members. A hermeneutical process within a Foucauldian framework is used to interpret leadership themes in "Little Women" and girl and boy scout handbooks. Findings suggest that historical metaphors have created one culturally acceptable definition of transformational leadership that limits and excludes women and non-Judeo-Christian populations. The author calls for a deconstruction and an understanding of language to perceive the concept of transformational leadership as more than exterior change or a process. (29 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).