This topic draws from a range of philosophical and ideological ideas to explore concepts such as leadership, management, managerial leadership, educational leadership, educational management and organisational leadership.
The concept of management is critiqued against understandings of leadership as a phenomenon. As such, important characteristics of leadership and management can be investigated.
Educational leadership and management are not ends in themselves, rather leading and managing are intentional activities that advance educational purposes institutionally and systemically. An educational leader's intentional and responsive engagement has consequences for the organisational culture and a leader's ongoing learning. In a similar way, how leaders work with the emergent and relational circumstances on a day by day basis is integral to the organisational culture.
Recent international trends regarding the theory and practice of leadership which include the standardisation and standard-based evaluative approaches to educational leadership need critique.
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