Relational Leadership in Education

Employing a phenomenological approach, this book explores the relational nature of education, Relational Leadership, and the organizational culture to provide a more sophisticated exploration of practice-based wisdom.

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Author: David L. Giles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429819131

Category: Education

Page: 176

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When is leadership not relational? When is education not relational? When is life not relational? Relationships always matter to our living, educating and leading. Relational Leadership in Education considers this ‘Relational Leadership’ within the context of education, critiquing the current ideological ‘context’ and contemporary understandings of its influence. Employing a phenomenological approach, this book explores the relational nature of education, Relational Leadership, and the organizational culture to provide a more sophisticated exploration of practice-based wisdom. It offers an extensive range of activities for further thinking on the experiential nature of Relational Leadership, grouped around a number of themes: Relational Leadership and sensibilities; organizational culture; professional development; curriculum, pedagogy and assessment; and the reconstruction of a postgraduate Educational Leadership and Management programme for experienced, emergent and aspiring leaders. ‘Relational Leadership’ is not about describing yet another style of leadership but rather about a relational way of being in leadership that utilizes refined relational sensibilities. ‘Relational Leadership’ is also a reminder of what is critical in a leader’s practice — leadership is always relational, and relationships are the essence of leadership.

Out of Women s Experience

This innovative book proposes a new model for comprehensive and effective leadership, drawn from the personal experiences and accounts of female educational leaders.

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Author: Helen B. Regan

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: UOM:39015034420029

Category: Education

Page: 116

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This innovative book proposes a new model for comprehensive and effective leadership, drawn from the personal experiences and accounts of female educational leaders. The authors demonstrate how women conceptualize and practice their educational leadership roles in ways that differ significantly from most of their male counterparts. In redefining these differences as 'relational leadership', Regan and Brooks suggest that the attributes and skills that women bring to leadership are accessible and valuable to female and male school leaders alike.

Beyond Leadership

This book systematically elaborates Scott Eacott’s “relational” approach to organizational theory in education.

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Author: Scott Eacott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811065682

Category: Education

Page: 278

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This book systematically elaborates Scott Eacott’s “relational” approach to organizational theory in education. Contributing to the relational trend in the social sciences, it first surveys relational scholarship across disciplines before providing a nuanced articulation of the relational research program and key concepts such as organizing activity, auctors, and spatio-temporal conditions. It also includes critical commentaries on the program from key figures such as Tony Bush, Megan Crawford, Fenwick English, Helen Gunter, Izhar Oplatka, Augusto Riveros, and Dawn Wallin. As such, the text models an approach to, or social epistemology for building knowledge claims in relation rather than through parallel monologues. Eacott’s relational approach provides a distinctive, post-Bourdieusian variant of the relational sociological project. Shifting the focus of inquiry from entities (e.g., leaders, organizations) to organizing activity and recognizing how auctors generate – simultaneously emerging from and constitutive of – spatio-temporal conditions unsettles the orthodoxy of organizational theory in educational administration and leadership. By presenting its claims in the context of other approaches, the book stimulates intellectual debate among both relational sociologists and opponents of relational approaches. Beyond Leadership provides significant insights into the organizing of education. As it does not fit neatly into any one field, but instead blends educational administration and leadership, organizational studies, and relational sociology, among others, it charts new territory and promotes important dialogue and debate.

Relational Leadership

On the other hand, those in leadership without this education are shocked by the
skeptical attitude of the intellectually oriented seminary graduates. Their lack of
moving in the Spirit, in faith, in power, and in practical impact seems to these folks
 ...

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Author: Daniel C. Juster Th.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490869407

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Understanding leadership from a scriptural perspective is not a strong point in the American Christian community. This book is my attempt to put the experience of over twenty years of pastoring into written form for the benefit of others. Some lessons were learned through difficulties and mistakes. Some were learned by the teaching and example of others. I do believe that the pattern of congregational structure put forth in these pages is scriptural. It is a pattern that will work for large or small congregations. It has worked well in our congregations for many years. These are congregations planted especially to win the lost sheep of the house of Israel. If it can work in this contexta field known for its difficultyit can probably work in most other contexts.

Relational Leadership

The ability to work effectively with people has long been recognized among the most important attributes separating highly successful leaders from those who struggle to succeed.

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Author: Greg R Weisenstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 1977234429

Category:

Page: 292

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The ability to work effectively with people has long been recognized among the most important attributes separating highly successful leaders from those who struggle to succeed. As a distinguished leader himself, Dr. Greg R. Weisenstein has drawn from his own experiences-and from some of the most successful leaders in education, business, and the military-to offer a wealth of information in his new book. He provides advice, strategies, and examples to assist aspiring, as well as practicing, leaders develop their own personal leadership styles that promote trust and commitment. This easy-to-read guide contains bits of wisdom on practically every page-wisdom that can be directly applied to any leadership position. Relational Leadership: Putting People First will help you positively engage a workforce, make ethical decisions, and avoid or overcome personnel issues that can jeopardize the organizational mission. Above all, you'll learn the importance of working effectively with all members of your organization.

Educational Leadership Relationally

Educational Leadership Relationally explicitly returns matters of epistemology and ontology to the centre of the discussion.

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Author: Scott Eacott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462099111

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Educational leadership, management and administration has a rich history of epistemological and ontological dialogue and debate. However in recent times, at least since the publication of Colin Evers and Gabriele Lakomski’s trilogy – knowing, exploring and doing educational administration – there has been a distinct dearth. Educational Leadership Relationally explicitly returns matters of epistemology and ontology to the centre of the discussion. Through a sustained and rigorous engagement with contemporary thought and analysis, Scott Eacott articulates and defends a relational approach to scholarship in educational leadership, management and administration. Eacott belongs to a group of scholars in educational administration who could be called meta-sociologist. This group blends sociology, historical revisionism, managerial theories and general philosophy to emphasise the relevance of sociological analysis in the field of educational administration. Proposing a relational turn, Eacott outlines a methodological agenda for constructing an alternative approach to educational leadership, management and administration scholarship that might be persuasive beyond the critical frontier. The relational research programme is arguably the most ambitious agenda in educational leadership, management and administration coming out of Australia since Colin Evers and Gabriele Lakomski’s natural coherentism and Richard Bates’ Critical Theory of Educational Administration. As a research agenda, it engages with: the centrality of administration in constructions of the social world; the legitimation of popular labels such as ‘leadership’; the inexhaustible and inseparable grounding of administrative labour in time and space; and overcomes contemporary tensions of individualism/collectivism and structure/agency to provide a productive – rather than merely critical – space to theorise educational leadership, management and administration.

Exploring Leadership

"This edition of Exploring Leadership will inspire students to engage in deeper self-exploration about why they lead and how they can make a positive difference through their leadership.

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Author: Susan R. Komives

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118417485

Category: Education

Page: 608

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This third edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the bestselling text for undergraduate leadership courses. This book is designed for college students to help them understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and guide them in developing their leadership potential. The Relational Leadership Model (RLM) continues as the major focus in this edition, and the book includes stronger connections between the RLM dimensions and related concepts, as well as visual applications of the model. The third edition includes new student vignettes that demonstrate how the major concepts and theories can be applied. It also contains new material on social justice, conflict management, positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, and new self-assessment and reflection questionnaires. For those focused on the practice of leadership development, the third edition is part of a complete set that includes a Student Workbook, a Facilitation and Activity Guide for educators, and free downloadable instructional PowerPoint® slides. The Workbook is a student-focused companion to the book and the Facilitation and Activity Guide is designed for use by program leaders and educators.

Understanding Leadership

These are questions facing leaders today and Understanding Leadership by Libby Nicholas and John West-Burnham can help find the answers, with an approach that is neither normative nor prescriptive but rather exploratory and developmental.

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Author: Libby Nicholas

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785830679

Category: Education

Page: 300

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Are current leadership roles and relationships appropriate in a rapidly changing world? Do we need to rethink key assumptions about leaders and leadership? Are you confident about the appropriateness and effectiveness of your chosen leadership styles and behaviours? These are questions facing leaders today and Understanding Leadership by Libby Nicholas and John West-Burnham can help find the answers, with an approach that is neither normative nor prescriptive but rather exploratory and developmental. Applying research and case studies from inside and outside the educational canon, Libby and John challenge prevailing orthodoxies and invite readers to reflect on their personal understanding as the basis for translating theory into practice. All leadership behaviour is based on a number of fundamental personal assumptions about the nature of human relationships and the basis on which human organisations function. Understanding Leadership helps leaders make their implicit understanding explicit and so informs and aids development of professional practice. Effective leaders develop and grow by understanding their personal mindscape the mental map with which they make sense of the world and developing it through reflecting, exploring, testing and questioning. The usefulness of any map is determined partly by its scale and partly by the information it depicts. As leaders develop, so their personal mental maps become more sophisticated and more detailed. The purpose of this book is to help leaders understand and refine their maps through reflective self-awareness facilitating the journey to understanding leadership. Leadership is fundamentally concerned with the complexity of human relationships, performance, engagement and motivation leadership has to be seen as relational. Leadership involves emotional engagement and sophisticated interpersonal relationships. The idea of a hero-leader single-handedly transforming a school is perhaps not a particularly useful or relevant vision of effective leadership for today. Libby and John encourage leaders to arrive at their own working definition of effective leadership and analyse how the myriad of carefully examined models and case studies might apply in their own school context. The eight chapters are underpinned by the following themes, questions and points of reflection: why leadership?; creating a preferred future leading change; leadership as a moral activity; learning as the core purpose of school leadership; leading through collaboration and cooperation; building capacity sharing leadership; leading through relationships; and leadership and personal resilience. High performance, effective leadership can be truly transformational. Leadership cannot be taught; it has to be learnt. It could be argued that school leadership is primarily concerned with learning: the leader's own, and facilitating that of the children. Questioning, interrogating and analysing ideas and practice are fundamental to that learning process. Libby Nicholas and John West-Burnham prompt leaders to do just that. Suitable for school leaders at all levels head teachers, principals, assistant and deputy heads, middle leaders aspiring to senior roles and in all educational settings. The book will also be of interest to education system leaders chief education officers and directors of education and, indeed, anyone concerned with developing effective school leadership; for example, governors and trustees, CPD trainers, coaches and mentors.

Exploring Leadership

Praise for Exploring Leadership: Student Workbook "I would say that this is a must for all student leaders... the perfect companion to Exploring Leadership, complete with engaging activities and thoughtful prompts." —Vernon A. Wall, ...

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Author: Wendy Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118399507

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Exploring Leadership For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference, Student Workbook This companion to the third edition of Exploring Leadership is designed to help you deepen your understanding of leadership and develop your leadership potential. The workbook includes tools to enhance your exploration of the Relational Leadership Model, and exercises to guide your learning. You will discover how to lead with integrity and interact productively with teams and groups, develop a clear understanding of complex organizations, and cultivate strategies for dealing with change. In addition, the workbook includes provocative discussion questions, journal prompts, and space for reflective writing. Praise for Exploring Leadership: Student Workbook "I would say that this is a must for all student leaders... the perfect companion to Exploring Leadership, complete with engaging activities and thoughtful prompts." —Vernon A. Wall, director of business development, LeaderShape, Inc. "Just what the field of leadership education is craving! This workbook is filled with resources to situate the content in such a way that students will have the greatest opportunity to advance their understanding of the study and practice of leadership." —Craig Slack, assistant director, Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland; director, National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs "This workbook reflects the collective expertise of the very best leadership educators from across the country. Whether used as a classroom supplement or as a facilitation tool in experiential cocurricular programs, the Student Workbook is a must-have and provides critical tools for personal development and leadership learning." —T.W. Cauthen III, assistant dean of students, The University of Georgia

Mentoring

Do you want to become a mentor? Are you confused about exactly what mentoring is? Walter Wright is a firm believer in relational leadership. In this book, he shares his experiences both as a mentor and a mentoree.

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Author: Walter Clifford Wright

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: 1842272934

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 99

Are you looking for a mentor? Do you want to become a mentor? Are you confused about exactly what mentoring is? Walter Wright is a firm believer in relational leadership. In this book, he shares his experiences both as a mentor and a mentoree. He provides useful analogies and stories about a mentoring relationship and points out some potential pitfalls. Choosing a mentor is an important decision, as is choosing to be a mentor. This book guides you through that choice, to forming a relationship and developing that relationship over the years. It shows you how the relationship can be mutually beneficial, with both mentor and mentoree growing in maturity and knowledge. Wright identifies some qualities that make a good mentor, what you should be looking for in a potential mentor, and what a mentor should be looking to develop in themselves. Reflecting on the character, heart, and hope of relational leadership, this book is useful for anyone considering becoming a mentor, whether in a church environment or in a business environment. It identifies some key questions that a mentor should ask of their mentoree and guides you through developing the mentoring relationship.

Urban Educational Leadership for Social Justice

Increasingly, educational leadership understand that there are important lessons to be learned internationally and globally. This book includes important research conceived from these perspectives.

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Author: Jeffrey S. Brooks

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681231785

Category: Education

Page: 335

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The chapters in Urban Educational Leadership for Social Justice: International Perspectives constitute a collection of works that explore dynamics related to equity in multiple contexts. Authors examined these issues in Turkey, Egypt the United States, Thailand and at a global level by comparing and contrasting school leadership practice across borders. Considered as a whole, these papers explore various topics that will be at the forefront of educational research for years to come. Increasingly, educational leadership understand that there are important lessons to be learned internationally and globally. This book includes important research conceived from these perspectives. Our hope is that individually and collectively, they might contribute to our understanding of international and global issues in educational leadership and that they will extend, challenge and deepen extant lines of inquiry and begin others.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Building and maintaining relationships in the educational setting as well as the
community was imperative to influence others . ... study were examined through
the feminine lens and were found to exhibit the leadership characteristics that fit
the relational leadership paradigm . ... Implementation of leadership programs in
schools , which focuses on improving school culture , leading instruction ,
prioritizing ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213180917

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Journal of College Student Development

( 1998 ) used the term “ relational leadership ” to describe this approach to
leadership . ... a leadership standard that describes three approaches to
leadership programs : leadership training , leadership education , and leadership
development .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066122592

Category: College student development programs

Page:

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Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

This book explains leadership practices that can make a positive difference to the provision offered and improve outcomes for both children and families.

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Author: Iram Siraj

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446296677

Category: Education

Page: 176

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'This book introduces an intriguing juxtaposition of "caring" alongside "effective", and it is a thought-provoking book. Including examples of early years leaders on their own reflective learning journeys, it provides a rich source of ideas for relational leadership that are firmly based in research and professional experience.' - Professor Margaret Carr, University of Waikato, New Zealand Effective and caring leadership is an essential part of raising standards and increasing the quality of learning in early childhood settings. This book explains leadership practices that can make a positive difference to the provision offered and improve outcomes for both children and families. With theoretical, practical and research-informed perspectives, this book: Uses case studies to provide examples of effective leadership Integrates education and care with key practices in effective leadership Explores directional, collaborative, empowering and pedagogical leadership Offers readers opportunity to reflect upon their own leadership practices This is a key text for anyone studying Early Childhood, existing and aspiring leaders, graduate Early Years Leaders and those training to work in settings, schools and children’s services. Professor Iram Siraj is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Dr. Elaine Hallet is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Am I a Leader

Abstract: Educators wax eloquently about the importance of developing leaders, and establish a variety of high school student clubs that on the surface appear to develop leadership skills, but they do not seem to really provide students ...

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Author: Babak Aminitehrani

Publisher:

ISBN: 136977401X

Category: High school students

Page: 169

View: 862

Abstract: Educators wax eloquently about the importance of developing leaders, and establish a variety of high school student clubs that on the surface appear to develop leadership skills, but they do not seem to really provide students with a curriculum or meaningful opportunities to develop the skills and dispositions that are required to become leaders. The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate and describe how high school students feel about leadership, that is, to see how high school students define leadership, to determine their motivation behind seeking out leadership opportunities, and to see what types of experiences high school students have with leadership on and off campus. This study was conducted using both document analysis and in-depth semi-structured interviews, while utilizing the theoretical framework of relational leadership. The 25 participants of this study were high school student leaders during the 2015-2016 school year who collectively represented 29 clubs at the same school site. Findings of this study reveal that participants' understanding of leadership includes setting the example for others, guiding and leading other people, reaching a common goal, and serving others. The school environment and female family members seem to be the most powerful influences on participants' understanding of leadership. Participants' motivation for seeking out leadership opportunities comprise of having a desire to help or guide others, desiring self-improvement, desiring to help change the school environment, or desiring to look good. Only a handful of participants actually participated in club-sponsored leadership development programs, though some of these programs appear to be inadequate for high school students. Participants did seem to develop some amount of leadership abilities as student leaders, though it appears this was primarily due to their observations or experiences, rather than to a formal leadership development program. Findings suggest that there is a connection between the level of relationship built between a student leader and club advisor, and the student leader's level of leadership development. This study provides recommendations for practice and policy that can support the development of leadership skills for high school students with support from club advisors, school administrators, and district level personnel.

Leadership and Place

This collection first appeared as a special issue of Policy Studies and is now published by kind permission in the Regional Studies Association book series, Regions and Cities.

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Author: Chris Collinge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317966654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain profoundly attached to place in economic, social, cultural and emotional terms. The idea of sustainable place shaping has made its way to the heart of the debate on the form and delivery of integrated (economic development, planning, housing, regeneration, education, transport and health) policy for our neighbourhoods, towns, cities and regions. The delivery of policy for place shaping has become a far more complex cross-boundary and relational leadership task - and there is now a requirement for a refreshed approach to leadership development for collaborative learning and ‘associational’ working. Going forward, what is needed is a more insightful and comprehensive conceptual framework related to the leadership of place that takes account of the paradigm shift occurring in economic development, planning and regeneration studies. Against this background, this timely book takes stock of the leadership literature and connects with the experience and views of those working in economic development, planning and regeneration. In this book we seek to enhance the discussion of these new leadership challenges. This collection first appeared as a special issue of Policy Studies and is now published by kind permission in the Regional Studies Association book series, Regions and Cities.

Democratic Leadership in Education

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Author: Philip Woods

Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1412902916

Category: Education

Page: 167

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`This is an important book for anyone who is serious about introducing or sustaining democratic leadership in schools. Busy practitioners will get much from it by going straight to the chapters about how democratic leadership could be made to work`- Kate Myers, Times Educational Supplement `I found this an interesting and stimulating book. The book's ideas are a useful counterpoint to some of the daft notions of macho leadership and management being peddled in education and indeed the public sector more widely. Woods' book has the merits that, though radical, it seeks to base its recommendations in the real world and to argue that there are possibilities for change that can bring about real improvements in everyone's experience and outcomes. Matching the rhetoric of democracy with reality - or at least making them closer - might also improve the quality of our political process, and hence increase interest and reduce cynicism about politics, something which surely should be welcomed. Woods' agenda is significant and his book certainly worth reading' - ESCalate `Philip Woods productively refocuses our attention, not on heroes and visions but on how we understand and practise within educational institutions in ways that are social and relational. He provides a realistic and yet challenging analysis of democratic leadership in ways that speak to practitioners, policy makers and researchers. We deal everyday with issues of social justice, and Philip Woods shows us how we might think differently about it, and so work for a better system of learning and schooling' - Professor Helen Gunter, School of Education, University of Manchester 'Not another bunny, but a welcome academic fox' - Kevin Avison, Steiner Waldorf Schools' Fellowship 'The theory and practice of democracy and democratic leadership have implications for how we understand what ought to be counted as `improving schools' In this book the author focuses on the idea of democratic leadership. He examines what is meant by democratic leadership, and what forms it can take, and shows how it is relevant to school education and learning. The author shows how the ideals and theories of democratic leadership can translate into practice, and sets out some of the challenges that democratic leadership poses in the context of contemporary education . This book challenges many of the assumptions inherent in educational policy and conventional approaches to leadership. It is about understanding and exploring both the idea of democratic leadership and its practical relevance through examples drawn from practice and research. This book is for practitioners and students on professional development and academic courses. It will be essential reading for all policy-makers, academics and others (such as inspectors) who critically examine leadership and management of educational institutions. 'Every now and then a book is written in the field of leadership that stands out, says something different, is coherent, original and makes us really ponder and think. This is such a book - it will provoke policy-makers, academics, experienced practitioners and advanced students' - Camridge Journal & Education