ERIC Number: EJ846906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
The Power of Critical Spirituality to Act and to Reform
Dantley, Michael E.
Journal of School Leadership, v15 n5 p500-518 Sep 2005
The field of educational leadership is currently in flux and transition. Scholars and practitioners are being compelled to engage concepts and frames of thinking that are substantively different from the traditional paradigm that has served as the foundation for educational leadership for some time. Included in this new way of perceiving educational leadership is critical spirituality. The inclusion of critical spirituality in the leadership conversation will help to provide a space for the engagement of other voices that have been somewhat dissonant to the traditional educational leadership discourse. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to delineate the four components of critical spirituality and propose how each can serve educational leaders to bring about radical democratic reform of schools.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Models, Religious Factors, Educational Change, Hermeneutics, Identification, Critical Theory, Transformational Leadership
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