Paradoxes of Democracy, Leadership and Education: Struggling for Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century

1st Edition

John Schostak, Matthew Clarke, Linda Hammersley-Fletcher

Routledge
June 3, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138492981 - CAT# K350190
Series: Foundations and Futures of Education

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Summary

Paradoxes of Democracy, Leadership and Education engages both critically and creatively with important social, political and educational issues, and argues that the organisational forms of contemporary schooling are caught up in politically significant contradictions. Highlighting the inescapable paradoxes that educators must grapple with in their thought and practice as they seek to reconcile democracy and leadership in education, this book addresses the question of whether socially just democratic futures can be realised through education.

Divided into two parts, the first part explores theoretical frameworks and concepts, presenting theory and raising issues and questions, while the second shares diverse examples of practice, renewing and reanimating the links between education, leadership and democracy, and providing models of alternatives. Studying a number of global developments that can be seen as potentially threatening, such as a growing inequality in wealth and income and the declining participation and trust in democratic processes, this text is at the forefront of international innovations in educational theory and philosophy.

A fascinating and vital read for all researchers and students, Paradoxes of Democracy, Leadership and Education considers the opportunities and challenges that are confronting and threatening education in the modern world.

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