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Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership
Culture and Diversity

First Edition

June 2005 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`A highly recommendable and powerful work...I have found this book to be both a revelatory mirror on past events and an inviting window to future prospects. I am certain that it will be of equal or greater value to all those involved and interested in the tangled complexities, and inherent rewards, of educational leadership, particularly within international or cross-cultural contexts' - Daniel H. Jarvis, International Review of Education

`Clive Dimmock and Allan Walker's books is a valuable addition to the overcrowded literature on leadership. This is a useful and important book because citizenship, globalization and the tensions with nationality should be the concern of all who lead any school; even monofaith, monoethic and monolingual schools' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday

'The authors offer a rigorous and systematic analysis based on careful definition, illustration and discussion which demonstrates the importance of understanding culture, leadership and their interaction in different contexts: in doing so they provide a powerful antidote to the simplistic export of ideas and lay foundations for a more sophisticated conceptual framework for the study of educational leadership' - John West-Burnham, International Leadership Centre, University of Hull

This key text in educational leadership focuses on the significance of the context and culture of schools. The book addresses the growing recognition of cultural differences between societies and the resultant differences in schooling. It also deals with vital issues relating to multicultural education and the leadership of multicultural schools. Drawing on their first-hand experience, the authors explore the differences evident in classroom teaching and learning, as well as organizational, leadership and management aspects of schools. They show how such differences can make over-reliance on Anglo-American approaches misleading, ineffective and restrictive.

Key features of the book include:

- a methodology to support the emerging field of international and comparative educational leadership and management

- in-depth comparative analysis of Anglo-American and Asian schooling and educational management

- the leadership of multi-cultural schools

This book is essential reading for professionals and students of educational leadership and management, as well as administrators.

Introduction and Overview
Leadership, Culture and Globalization
Conceptualizing Cross-Cultural Leadership
A Cultural Approach to Leadership: Methodological Issues
Michael Wilson
Leadership and Organizational Culture
Leadership and Diverse Sociocultural Contexts
Strategic Leadership and Cultural Diversity
Leadership, Learning and Teaching in Diverse Cultures
Leadership and Staff Management in Diverse Cultures
Teacher Appraisal in Culturally Diverse Settings
Leadership Dilemmas and Cultural Diversity
Leadership of Culturally Diverse Schools
Developing Educational Leadership in Culturally Diverse Contexts

An excellent text that provides insight into leadership within the educational system. It focuses on applying theory into practice within the Multicultural schools and identifies the impact on culture with the different educational policies. The case studies demonstrate various concepts of culture from differing dimensions. A very insightful and helpful text.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE And FE
January 9, 2019

Used as suggested text

Dr Anthony Koyzis
Educational Studies , University of Nicosia
January 6, 2015

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Clive Dimmock

Allan David Walker

Professor Allan Walker is the Joseph Lau Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership, Head of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and Director of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Before moving to the Institute, he was Chair Professor of Educational Administration and Policy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong where he worked for 16 years. He also worked at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and in Universities in Australia and the United States. In 2010 he was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for... More About Author

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