This is the first book to bring into focus the full scope of professional practice in educational leadership. Anatomy of Professional Practice probes the limitations of traditional research in fully comprehending the true nature of leadership, and points out how future research must be expanded to deal with understanding the complexity of educational leadership practice, particularly the moral issues which are the nexus of contemporary school leadership dilemmas.
What Fenwick W. English proposes is educational leadership that is aesthetically and qualitatively grounded, and in professional expression, an art. It is this kind of foundation that provides access to moral judgment and social justice, knowledge and skill development as something more than routine managerial tasks, and the means to question and overcome ideology. The Anatomy is a timely contribution under current economic regimes bent on transforming education into a commercial venture. Its reception will determine whether the perspective presented here will be taken up as an opportunity for growth, or whether through ideological resistance it will be relegated to tilting at windmills. I would hope for the health of educational administration and leadership it is the former that will bear out.--from the foreword by Eugenie Samier, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Chapter 1 Introduction: Why an Anatomy? Chapter 2 Compassion Is Different from Caring Chapter 3 Dewey's Differentiation Chapter 4 One View of the Historical Moment in Educational Leadership Chapter 5 The Pasteur Problem Chapter 6 Contested Notions of "Correct Science" Chapter 7 An Anatomy of Professional Practice Chapter 8 Exploring Cognitive Aesthetics and the Zone of Transference Chapter 9 Leadership as Drama, Theatre, and Performance Chapter 10 Aesthetics, Morals, and Evil in Leadership Chapter 11 Summing Up
Number Of Pages: 98
Published: 28th October 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.26 x 14.28
Weight (kg): 0.12