Educational Leadership: The Moral Art

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SUNY Press, 1991 - Education - 187 pages
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This book shows that educational leadership is not a science but a philosophical activity, a moral art. The central problem of administration is defined as value conflict, and Hodgkinson presents an analysis and theory of value and of conflict resolution. He examines what it means to be a leader and how to cope with the pressures of organizational life. Additionally, he deals with leadership as a human and humane process engaging consciousness and will in a context of values and ethics.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Foreword
3
Preface
11
Education
13
Education is Special
15
The Organization of Education
29
Leadership
47
The Nature of LeadershipAdministration
49
The Moral Art
87
Value Theory
89
Value Praxis
111
Prescriptions and Practicalities
143
Notes
167
References
177
Index
183
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The Central Problem
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Christopher Hodgkinson is Professor of Educational Administration and Public Administration at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author of Towards a Philosophy of Administration and The Philosophy of Leadership.

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