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The Values of Educational Administration : A Book of Readings - Paul Thomas Begley

The Values of Educational Administration

A Book of Readings

By: Paul Thomas Begley (Editor), Pauline Leonard (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 1999
ISBN: 9780750709378
Number Of Pages: 263

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Values and ethics form a core part of educational administration courses in the US, Canada and Australia, and they are being studied increasingly in the UK
*The well-known contributors will make this book a must for reading lists
Values and ethics have been traditionally considered an important influence on administrative practices, and are typically included as a component of core courses in department of educational administration in US, Canada, and Australia. The recent resurgence of interest among practitioners in the topic of values and ethics as a guide to action increases the importance and appeal of this book of readings. This comprehensive book extends beyond the presentation of 'expert opinion' and appeals to an audience of academics and practitioners working at the policy level of educational organizations. Theory building, policy applications and praxis are addressed in this highly adoptable book by leading scholars in the field.
Contributors include: Christopher Hodgkinson, Colin Evers, Gabriele Lakomski, Clay Lafleur, Peter Ribbins, Bernard Harrison, Jerry Starratt and Ken Leithwood

List of Figures
Introductionp. 1
Perspectives on Values and Educational Administrationp. 5
The Triumph of the Willp. 6
Moral Dimensions of Leadershipp. 22
Against Leadership: A Concept Without a Causep. 36
Academic and Practitioner Perspectives on Valuesp. 51
Complexity, Context and Ethical Leadershipp. 70
Research on Values and Valuation Processesp. 83
Inhibitors to Collaborationp. 84
The Value of Language and the Language of Value in a Multi-ethnic Schoolp. 106
Context and Praxis in the Study of School Leadership: A Case of Three?p. 125
Leadership From A Distance: Institutionalizing Values and Forming Character at Timbertop, 1951-61p. 140
Value Praxis and Other Ethical Issuesp. 169
The Meaning of Time: Revisiting Values and Educational Administrationp. 170
Leadership and Management in Education: Restoring the Balance in Pursuit of a More Just and Equitable Societyp. 187
Poietic Leadershipp. 201
Values, Leadership and School Renewalp. 223
The Future of Public Educationp. 232
Future Directions for the Study of Values and Educational Leadershipp. 246
Notes on Contributorsp. 254
Indexp. 256
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ISBN: 9780750709378
ISBN-10: 0750709375
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 22nd July 1999
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1