Educational Leadership Policies and Practices


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Educational Leadership Policies and Practices highlights voices from different developing countries that echo the need for sustainable, enabling, and liberating educational leadership that will stimulate ideas and ideals to usher new ways of looking at old problems of educational leadership.

The chapters, largely, are based on original empirical field research, learnings drawn from applied research, and study of organizational learning. In addition, they are based on policy analysis and analytical deconstruction of the mind-boggling nuances of pedagogical, transformational, or transforming leadership theories.

In an area where so little has been written on school and system leaders, Educational Leadership Policies and Practices: Voices from the Developing Countries is a very welcome contribution to the field. The various authors do a great job of portraying how radically different the contexts are for making education progress as leaders. We see the familiar concepts: transformational, moral, pedagogical, capacity building, contingent, mobilizing community, and so on, but the contexts are so different that the findings and lessons generate new ideas about leadership. The six main leadership lessons for less developed countries examined in the final chapter are especially powerful. 
Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada

Author Description

Jan-e-Alam Khaki has been Associate Professor at AKU-IED, Pakistan, leading to the leadership of the PhD programme. His first edited book Educational leadership in Pakistan: Ideals and realities (2010) was published by OUP.

Gulab Khan is Assistant Professor at the Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SoE), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.

Mola Dad Shafa is Associate Professor at the AKU-IED, Pakistan also having the portfolio of Head of AKU’s two Professional Development Centres in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, both underprivileged regions.

Sadruddin B. Qutoshi is Associate professor of the Department of Educational Development and Head of the Centre for Research and Training in ECD, Karakoram International University, Pakistan.

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