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ERIC Number: EJ814550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Social Justice and the Study and Practice of Leadership in Education: A Feminist History
Blackmore, Jill
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v38 n2 p185-200 Aug 2006
This historical sociology deconstructs the interrelationship between the theory and practice of the troublesome notions of leadership, social justice and feminism. First, it tracks marginalised groups' relationship to the field of educational administration and their claims upon the state. Mainstream approaches have been informed by theories, practices and politics that do not focus on the core educational work of teaching and learning, therefore sidelining social justice issues. Second, it maps feminist and critical theorists' alternative conceptualisations, for example, of democratic leadership, which dissolve artificial binaries between formal and informal leadership. Finally, it considers what this means for re-theorising leadership for social justice. (Contains 67 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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