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Author Clarke, Simon R. P
Title School Level Leadership in Post-Conflict Societies : The Importance of Context
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
©2013
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Descript 1 online resource (220 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- 1 The case for studying educational leadership at the individual school level in post-conflict societies -- 2 Educational leadership at the individual school level in post-conflict societies: The broad context -- 3 Angola: Fostering teacher professionalism and safe schools -- 4 Ghana: Resolving the tensions between colonial values and contemporary policies -- 5 Sri Lanka: School leadership in the conflict-affected north and east -- 6 Rwanda: Challenges for school leadership in a transitional, post-conflict nation -- 7 Kenya: School leadership and the 2007 post-election violence -- 8 Solomon Islands: Adaptive leadership strategies in schools -- 9 Lebanon: Post-civil war implications for schools -- 10 Kosovo: Transitioning school leadership from conflict to coherence -- 11 Timor-Leste: The now in the not yet of school leadership -- 12 Northern Ireland: Some post-conflict challenges in education -- 13 Educational leadership in post-new war societies: Insights from the field into challenges and possibilities -- Index
How do different contexts influence the nature and character of school leadership? This book is predicated on the simple, yet profound, observation that school leadership can only be understood within the context in which it is exercised. The observation is particularly valid in relation to post-conflict societies especially when they have eventuated from new-wars. Schools in these contexts face highly complex circumstances and a level of environmental turbulence requiring different kinds of leadership from those operating in less complicated and relatively stable situations. By assembling an impressive array of international experts, this book investigates a much neglected area of research. Each chapter highlights the importance of context for understanding the realities of school leadership, and reveals the challenges and influences that school leaders face as well as the strategies they adopt to deal with the complexities of their work. In particular, valuable insights are provided into how intractable problems faced by schools can affect student, professional and organizational learning agendas. There are also important glimpses of the progression that can be made in schools by: -Enhancing the curriculum -Energizing teaching capacity; and -Optimising leadership capacity. Depictions of post-new war environments include Angola, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Kenya, Solomon Islands, Lebanon, Kosovo, Timor-Leste and Northern Ireland. The book will be key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying educational leadership, comparative education and education policy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Clarke, Simon R. P. School Level Leadership in Post-Conflict Societies : The Importance of Context London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9780415687096
Subject School management and organization -- Cross-cultural studies.;Educational leadership -- Cross-cultural studies.;Postwar reconstruction -- Cross-cultural studies
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Alt Author O'Donoghue, Thomas A
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