ERIC Number: ED498750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-28
Anatomy of Professional Practice: Promising Research Perspectives on Educational Leadership
English, Fenwick W.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This is the first book to bring into focus the full scope of professional practice in educational leadership. This book probes the limitations of traditional research in fully comprehending the true nature of leadership, and points out how future research must be expanded to deal with understanding the complexity of educational leadership practice, particularly the moral issues which are the nexus of contemporary school leadership dilemmas. The book contains: (1) Introduction: Why an Anatomy?; (2) Compassion Is Different from Caring; (3) Dewey's Differentiation; (4) One View of the Historical Moment in Educational Leadership; (5) The Pasteur Problem; (6) Contested Notions of "Correct Science:" (7) An Anatomy of Professional Practice; (8) Exploring Cognitive Aesthetics and the Zone of Transference; (9) Leadership as Drama, Theatre, and Performance; (10) Aesthetics, Morals, and Evil in Leadership; and (11) Summing Up.
Descriptors: Altruism, Research Methodology, Figurative Language, Moral Issues, Aesthetics, Educational Research, Research Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Philosophy, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership, Educational Environment, Educational Administration
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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