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ERIC Number: EJ892188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Leadership Styles and Multicultural Education Approaches: An Exploration of Their Relationship
Zembylas, Michalinos; Iasonos, Sotiroula
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v13 n2 p163-183 Apr 2010
This paper discusses the results of an exploratory study that sought to identify elementary school principals' perspectives of diversity and multiculturalism in relation to their leadership styles. In particular, we examine the approaches to multiculturalism of a group of principals who lead multicultural schools in Cyprus and analyse the findings with regard to both multicultural and leadership theory. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with 17 principals. The major findings show that almost half of the principals adopted a combination of conservative multiculturalism and transactional leadership style. However, a small number of principals took a somewhat different stance that indicated perspectives of critical multiculturalism embedded in critical and social justice leadership. The implications of this study are discussed with respect to issues of practice and leadership preparation as well as at the systemic, school and personal levels. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus