Educational Leadership: Global Contexts and International Comparisons

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Alexander W. Wiseman
Emerald Group Publishing, Dec 21, 2009 - Education - 440 pages
This volume of "International Perspectives on Education and Society" investigates the changing face of educational leadership from comparative and international perspectives. Various definitions of leadership have transformed the way that educators around the world think about teaching, administration, and policy in recent years. Yet, there is relatively little known about how educational leadership works in many specific systems, cultures and societies around the world. And, much of the published research and literature on educational leadership focuses on only a handful of countries and cultures even though empirical research suggests that leadership is differently contextualized by society, culture, and organizational environment. The chapters in this volume ask and answer two main questions: What is the difference between theoretical definitions of leadership and what works in different systems, cultures, and societies around the world? And, more importantly, how are both ideas about and evidence of educational leadership either the same or different across different national and cultural contexts?
 

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Contents

Transforming principal identity through culturally contextualized training
1
A comparative study of US and Ugandan school administrators
49
A cancer infecting the corpus of educational leadership in many West African countries
81
A study of the perceptions of its impact on the acquired leadership skills of expatriate Nigerian postgraduates
123
Views from Australia and New Zealand
153
Do preferred influence tactics and targeted goals differ by national culturequest
191
Womens leadership in Finland and the United States
221
Chapter 8 Developing leaders among women religious in Africa
245
Findings from an international study
273
Exploring school leaders views of relationship and rulebased governance
303
Chapter 11 Comparisons between transformational leadership and the Confucian idea of transformation
343
Chapter 12 Issues in Educational Administration in Mexico
377
Chapter 13 Is educational leadership a nationalcontextual field of studyquest Some insights from an analysis of the fields major journals
399
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