School leadership and social justice: which link? Forms of leadership promoting social justice at school (at least!).

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 Leadership and Learning: Matters of Social Justice

  Marlene Morrison

A volume in the series International Perspectives on Curriculum.
Series Editors: David Scott, Lincoln University - UK

Morrison examines pedagogical leadership while drawing on an extensive literature base as well as empirical research by the author to examine forms of leadership and management that promote and instill education for learning and social justice. The goal is to restore and elevate social and moral purpose in leadership as first-order constructs that have theoretical and practical implications for existing and potential leader educators. This is not necessarily an easy thing to do. Asking educators and researchers of education leadership to define what they consider to be the core moral values underpinning leadership in educational settings usually results in some fairly bland, if fundamentally important statements about putting learners at the heart of leadership praxis, especially that which occurs in educational settings. In practice, numerous organisational mission statements attest to this rhetorical conviction. Yet, it is current policy contexts that place relations between leaders, teachers, and learners in contradictory ‘moral’ positions. Drives to improve student performance through increased competition in the market-place, intensified procedures for monitoring and evaluation, and frenetic commitments to ‘change’ as overarching leadership mantras have relegated to second or even third order constructs Sergiovanni’s (1998) definition of pedagogical leadership as that which "invests in capacity building by developing social and academic capital for students and intellectual capital for teachers."

This book defines and challenges a paradox; as governments express commitment to an educational settlement that minimizes exclusion, widens participation, and promotes ‘active’ citizenship, the much heralded vanguards of that settlement - leaders and managers - are being enjoined to reduce their thinking and action to technicist ‘manoeuvres’ in which aspirations towards social justice can become more distant, strangely exotic even in their expression.

PART 1: CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF LEADERSHIP, LEARNING, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 1. Overview. 2. The Leadership Legacy. 3. Leadership and Social Justice. 4. Methodologies for Educational Leadership and Management. PART 2: MESSAGES FROM RESEARCH 5. Equality Proofi ng (Who Compels?) 6. Leadership, Diversity, and Self (Who Knows?) 7. Equality, Inclusion, and Leadership (Who Cares?) 8. Leading, Learning, and Citizenship (Who Benefi ts?) 9. Endpoints: Pushing Past an Open Door. References

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