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ERIC Number: EJ1039777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Critical Reflection on Authentic Leadership and School Leader Development from a Virtue Ethical Perspective
Wilson, Michael
Educational Review, v66 n4 p482-496 2014
Authentic leadership has attracted recent empirical research from a wide range of social science disciplines interested largely in its relationship to human resource management and organisational effectiveness. In contrast, the focus of this study is specifically on the philosophical foundations of authentic leadership and their implications for leadership practice and continuing professional development. It emphasises the contribution of virtue ethics by identifying key moral and intellectual virtues associated with authenticity and how they can provide an ethical framework for action guidance in the school leadership context. The paper concludes with suggestions for future research based on more interdisciplinary and international comparative studies, especially in non-Western societies and cultural contexts, both to deepen and broaden our understanding of authentic-ethical leadership and its impact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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