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ERIC Number: EJ1196238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2380-0860
A Review of The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation
Tenuto, Penny L.
Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, v4 n1 Article 4 2018
I had not thought deeply about listening as an essential element in the construct of ethical leadership until I read Shane Safir's book, "The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation" (Jossey-Bass, 2017, 330 pp.). Having worked for more than 20 years as a teacher, administrator, and instructional coach, Safir offers readers a first-hand glimpse into the multifaceted role of leading transformation for equitable schools. The subtleness in Safir's suggestions for improving skills in communication and stories of her own missteps as a Listening Leader provide a safe space for readers to reflect meaningfully on their own beliefs and make requisite changes in their practices. Details provided in the scenarios and woven into the content of the text bring additional opportunity for deeper understanding and provide talking points for further discourses in education about listening, ethical leadership, and social justice.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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