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ERIC Number: EJ1119196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Caring School Leadership: A Multidisciplinary, Cross-Occupational Model
Smylie, Mark A.; Murphy, Joseph; Louis, Karen Seashore
American Journal of Education, v123 n1 p1-35 Nov 2016
This article examines the importance of caring in schools and school leadership. It analyzes the concept of caring and how it functions and introduces a model of caring school leadership situated within this broader exposition. The analysis and model are informed by literature including academic and professional works from education and education-related fields and disciplines--philosophy, ethics, feminist theory, positive psychology, and the organizational sciences. In addition, the analysis and model draws on literature of human-service occupations--health care, social services, and the ministry--that consider caring and caring leadership at both interpersonal and organizational levels. The synthesis of this literature results in a multidisciplinary and cross-occupational model that extends and deepens current understanding and theory about caring school leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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