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ERIC Number: ED527955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 395
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-1310-9
Transformative Leadership: A Reader. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Volume 409
Shields, Carolyn M., Ed.
Peter Lang New York
This important, timely, and thought-provoking reader is a collection of original chapters by authors from five different countries, each of whom explores a facet of transformative leadership. Transformative leadership is fundamentally a critical approach to leadership that goes well beyond the tenets of most current leadership theories to focus on social transformation as the basis for both individual and collective achievement. The text clarifies and elaborates the concept, linking it to other theories including ways of thinking about curriculum and pedagogy to prepare leaders for a more transformative role. "Transformative Leadership: A Reader" provides examples of studies conducted using the lens of transformative leadership as well as of research re-analyzed through its perspective. Contents of this book include: (1) Transformative Leadership: An Introduction (Carolyn M. Shields); (2) Leadership in Pursuit of Purpose: Social, Economic and Political Transformation (Jill Blackmore); (3) Transforming Educational Leadership Without Social Justice? Looking at Critical Pedagogy as More Than a Critique, and a Way Toward "Democracy" (Paul R. Carr); (4) From Cowardice to Courage: Breaking the Silence Surrounding Race in Schools (Erica Mohan); (5) Radical Leadership on the Borders of Difference (David Requa); (6) Transformative Leadership and Identity (Anish Sayani); (7) Looking at Transformative Leadership Through the Concept of Ethics (Lyse Langlois); (8) Managing Educational Diversity: Developing Transformative Leadership and Professional Praxis in the 21st-Century Learning Community (Steve Rayner); (9) Unwrapping Tradition: Shifting from Traditional Leadership to Transformative Action (Deneca Winfrey); (10) Preparing Transformative Educators for the Work of Leading Schools in a Multicultural, Diverse, and Democratic Society (Jerry Starratt); (11) Curriculum-Inquiry as a Transformative Educational Leadership Skill (Daniel Reyes-Guerra and Ira E. Bogotch); (12) Transformative Instructional Leadership: A Critical and Spiritual Engagement (Michael Dantley); (13) Transformative Leaders in Bureaucratic Environments: A Juxtaposition of Assessment Leadership (Anne Marie Tryjankowski); (14) Critical Thought/Creative Action: Developing a Curriculum and Pedagogy of Transformative Leadership (Eric J. Weiner); (15) Transformative Leadership in the Land of Milk and Honey: The Tension Between Public and Private Goods in Affluent School Communities (Andrew J. Barrett); (16) Transformative Leadership: The Exercise of Agency in Educational Leadership (Paula D. Bieneman); (17) Transformative Leadership in a Diverse Setting (Iris H. Jun); (18) Northern Lights and Shooting Stars: Observing Educational Leaders in the North (Claire Lapointe); (19) Redefining the Notion of Youth: Contextualizing the Possible for Transformative Youth Leadership (Shirley R. Steinberg); (20) Promoting Equity and Social Justice: A Task Too Heavy for Individual School Principals? (Jorunn Moller); (21) Transformative Leadership: How Do Montreal School Principals Ensure Social Justice in Their Disadvantaged School? (Jean Archambault and Roseline Garon); (22) The Helpless, the Bullies, the Misguided, the Advocates: School Leaders and Inclusive School Reform (George Theoharis and Marcia Ranieri); (23) Developing a Leadership Education Framework: A Transformative Leadership Perspective (Lauren Stephenson); (24) Arab Women: Emerging Leadership Patterns and Identities (Barbara Harold); (25) Educating Leaders for Social Justice (Christa Boske); and (26) Afterword: Towards an Appreciation of Critical Transformative Leadership (Carolyn M. Shields).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada