ERIC Number: EJ736839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 25
Putting Education Back into Leadership
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v47 n2 p181-188 2005
Leadership must always be suspect in a radical tradition, not because it is unnecessary or unimportant, but because it too readily re-enforces the status quo, even when it tries hard not to. Helen Gunter argues that leadership needs to re-engage with learning, not merely focus on performance, and that we need to have the courage to exercise judgement. Educational leadership is not just the must of delivering efficient and effective organisations, but is also about challenging the power structures and cultures that are inherited and can act as barriers to democratic development. It is about the central importance of reengaging with the specifically "public" nature of what education and schooling should be in a democratic society.
Descriptors: School Administration, Administrator Role, Learning, Instructional Leadership, Power Structure, Democracy, Democratic Values, Public Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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