Educational Leadership: Key Challenges and Ethical Tensions

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 22, 2007 - Education - 176 pages
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Educational Leadership is a major research book on contemporary leadership challenges for educational leaders. In this groundbreaking new work, educational leaders in schools, including teachers, are provided with ways of analysing and resolving common but complex leadership challenges. Ethical tensions inherent in these challenges are identified; tools for their analysis presented and explained; and clear and practitioner-focused guidelines for ethical decision making, in the form of ten practical steps, recommended. Included in this discussion is a jargon-free description and explanation of ethical theories and principles. Written by a leading researcher in the field, and recipient of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership Gold Medal for excellence, Educational Leadership: Key Challenges and Ethical Tensions is an important book that provides a practical framework for analysing ethical tensions and presenting, explaining, and applying ethical concepts and theories to real-life situations in practitioner language.
 

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Contents

Key challenges for
21
Leadership challenges as tensions
42
A framework for analysing tensions
63
Values and ethics in
74
A method for ethical
93
Shared and distributed
105
Why we need capable
116
Why we need authentic
127
Forming capable and authentic
142

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About the author (2007)

Patrick Duignan is currently the Foundation Professor in Educational Leadership and Director of the Flagship for Creative and Authentic Leadership at ACU National.

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