ERIC Number: ED352712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Educative Leadership: A Practical Theory for New Administrators and Managers.
Duignan, P. A., Ed.; MacPherson, R. J. S., Ed.
The basic purpose of the Educative Leadership Project (ELP), first launched in Australia in 1986, was to define excellence in educational leadership, with a focus on the questions of how to decide what is important and how to know what is morally right. An introductory chapter by the editors describes the ELP project in detail, including its design principles, its various phases, problems encountered, and conclusions drawn from those problems. Chapters 2-6 are theoretical position papers that were the primary outcomes of 5 ELP workshops conducted in the third phase of the project. Chapter 2 (C. W. Evers) presents an appropriate moral framework for evaluating educational leadership, which asserts that leaders should be open to moral appraisal to the extent that they have decision-making control. Chapter 3 (J. C. Walker) develops a system of knowledge, an epistemology of educative leadership, that both justifies a particular path to trustworthy knowledge and applies the approach to curriculum development. The fourth chapter, by J. Northfield, uses this approach to provide a constructivist theory that links educative leadership to the quality of teaching. Chapter 5 (D. Pettit; J. Hind) articulates a responsible role for educational leaders in the rationalization of educational services at the system level. The sixth chapter by F. Rizvi, illustrates the interconnectedness of societal and educational policy and reflects this holism in a practical theory presented in chapter 7 (Duignan, Macpherson). An introduction by the editors accompanies all but the first and last chapters, and references follow each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Instructional Leadership, Leadership
Falmer Press, Taylor and Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: Australia