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ERIC Number: EJ830173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Educational Leadership and the Imperative of Including Student Voices, Student Interests, and Students' Lives in the Mainstream
Angus, Lawrence
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v9 n4 p369-379 Oct 2006
Smyth introduces this special issue with the claim that the question of "how to pursue forms of leadership that listen to and attend to the voices of...young people" is the "most urgent issue of our times". Dana Mitra's article describes what seem to be serious and elaborate attempts to involve students in school decision-making and, more pointedly, school reform. Cook-Sather writes in her article how pre-service teachers who, as part of a Teaching and Learning Together (TLT) project, are encouraged to explicitly challenge the traditional hierarchy of teacher/leader-student, which, she argues, restricts student-teacher collegiality and promotes impersonal, individualistic education. Fielding introduces readers to a framework in which four ideal types (in the Weberian sense) of school are described. Of the four, the main ones that he deals with are schools of "the high performance learning organization" type and the "person-centred learning community" type. In this paper, the author provides his opinions on these articles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia