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ERIC Number: EJ937074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-30
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
How Might Aesthetic Knowing Relate to Leadership? A Review of the Literature
Katz-Buonincontro, Jennifer
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v12 spec iss 1.3 Jun 2011
Aesthetic knowing may be valuable to educational leadership practice because it links feeling and intuition to procedural information to inform decision-making. Within the large and diverse field of aesthetics, some models apply aesthetic knowing to leadership practice. Scholarly interest in this area emerged in the late 1980's, and various conceptualizations of aesthetic leadership abound in the literature. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review and clarify the relationship between aesthetic knowing and leadership skills. In effort to answer the question, "How do scholars relate aesthetic ways of knowing to leadership?" 23 literature sources from 1986-2010 were reviewed. As a result, four categories of aesthetic leadership qualities emerged: emotional awareness and empathy; sensory and somatic attentiveness; interest in organizational beauty; and the promotion of moral purpose. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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