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ERIC Number: EJ846538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
The Inner Life of Transformation: A Philosophic Investigation of Leadership, Media, Justice, and Freedom
Hudak, Glenn M.
Journal of School Leadership, v15 n3 p305-332 May 2005
People live in an age of "transformation" where freedom to transform themselves has become a cultural preoccupation at the expense of justice. As such, it is no mere coincidence that "transformation" should also become a prominent conceptual feature in leadership theory. This is not to suggest that research into transformational leadership is misguided. Rather, in this study, the author focuses on the construction of "transformation" within the contemporary social context, and especially within the context of the postmodern media environment. The author investigates the philosophical terrain of transformational leadership by first providing a phenomenology of school leadership within the context of a media-saturated environment. Second, the author investigates transformational leadership by comparing and contrasting leadership in Plato's "Republic" with leadership in postmodern America. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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