Putting Education Back into Leadership

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 47 Number 2 (2005)

Putting Education Back into Leadership
HELEN GUNTER, pages 181-188
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2005.47.2.8

Abstract

Leadership must always be suspect in a radical tradition, not because it is unnecessary or unimportant, but because it too readily re-enforces the status quo, even when it tries hard not to. Helen Gunter argues that leadership needs to re-engage with learning, not merely focus on performance, and that we need to have the courage to exercise judgement. Educational leadership is not just the must of delivering efficient and effective organisations, but is also about challenging the power structures and cultures that are inherited and can act as barriers to democratic development. It is about the central importance of re-engaging with the specifically 'public' nature of what education and schooling should be in a democratic society.

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HELEN GUNTER (2005) Putting Education Back into Leadership, FORUM, 47(2), 181-188. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2005.47.2.8

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