Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership: Reclaiming School Reform

1st Edition

Steven Jay Gross, Joan Poliner Shapiro

Published August 18, 2015
Textbook - 168 Pages
ISBN 9780415839556 - CAT# Y149906

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A democratic, ethical leader integrates democracy, social justice, and school reform through dialogue and is guided by a sense of responsibility to students, families, and the community. Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership presents a cohesive framework for aspiring and practicing leaders to explore the complex nature of leadership that can support democratic citizenry and social responsibility.

Organized around the 5 "New DEEL" visions for leadership, chapters illustrate real people who embody these principles. This compelling vision for educational leadership, combined with diverse and vibrant examples of leadership in action, will serve as a critical guide for the rising generation of democratic ethical educational leaders in the US and abroad. Presenting contextualized, practical instances of this approach to leadership, this book will inspire educational leaders to reflect upon their practice and reach their potential as democratic leaders.

Special Features Include:

  • A unique framework to guide responsible, ethical leadership in today’s schools.
  • A series of case studies help readers identify key leadership qualities in context from which to illuminate their own emerging practice. 
  • End-of-chapter questions encourage exploration of leaders’ motivations, processes, strategies, and lessons learned.


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