Educational Leadership: Perspectives, Management and Challenges


Viktor Wang – Professor/CTE Coordinator, Department of Educational Leadership and Technology, California State University, San Bernardino, USA
2016 Presidential Award, Harvard University Library, Stanford University Libraries
University of Illinois, and Urbana-Champaign University of Technology, Sydney

Series: Leadership in a Changing World
BISAC: EDU003000

All 21st century leaders must be forward looking and have a well-developed capability to anticipate or envision the future. They will need to have wisdom and the ability to think outside the box and possess the ability to turn crises and threats into opportunities. Thus, the topic of educational leadership remains a hot topic for debate and development. This book provides a strong base of reliable, verifiable knowledge needed to foster development of educational leadership capabilities across a diversity of domains and it shares a diversity of perspectives, experiences, theories and philosophies related to educational leadership across all levels of education.
¬¬Educational Leadership: Perspectives, Management and Challenges is a leading-edge research publication that examines leadership theories and practices that educational institutions must employ to be proactive, visionary, and ethically sound. The publication covers the importance of educational leadership as well as the foundation for developing frameworks in which to ground the presence of leadership in education. While featuring a wide range of topics such as principals’ leadership styles, the significance of agility in the digital age, and sustained competitiveness, this book is ideal for librarians, academicians, administrators, researchers, education professionals, policymakers, and students.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Andragogy, Leadership and Learning Organizations
(Viktor Wang and Geraldine Torrisi-Steele, University of Montana Western, Dillon, Montana, US, and others)

Chapter 2. Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Leading in the Anthropocene
(Robert E. White and David C. Young, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Chapter 3. Quebec: Past, Present and Future Perspectives in Educational Leadership Training
(Frédéric Yvon, Emmanuel Poirel and Karyne Gamelin, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Chapter 4. Nexus between Principal Leadership and Student Learning
(Ana Martins and Buyisiwe Annastasia Ntshangase-Nakpan, University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Chapter 5. Leader-Making Practices
(Linda Ellington, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire, US)

Chapter 6. Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
(Steve Lambert, University of Chester, Chester, UK)

Chapter 7. The Political Economy of Academic Leadership
(Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 8. Values-Based Educational Leadership
(George Odhiambo, Excelsia College, Macquarie Park, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 9. Digital Education Leadership Development for Strategic Change in Higher Education
(Deborah Arnold and Albert Sangrà, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 10. Agility at the Fulcrum of Leadership in the Digital Age
(Geraldine Torrisi-Steele and Viktor Wang, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and others)

Chapter 11. Toward a Process Paradigm of Educational Leadership
(Aini-Kristiina Jäppinen, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland)

Chapter 12. Understanding Leadership within Higher Education: How Community Resilience Strengthens Humanics across Team Collaborations
(Patricia Goodman, Claudine Brunnquell, Mayurakshi Chaudhuri, Chiranjoy Chattopadhyay and Mattius Rischard, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, US, and others)

Chapter 13. What is the Propinquity between Unlearning and Organizational Innovation Capabilities?
(Isabel Martins and Ana Martins, University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Chapter 14. Using Coordination Theory to Investigate the Relationship between Educational Leadership, Interdependence, and Mentoring Provided
(Torbjørn Waaland, Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway)

Chapter 15. Central Florida Service Collective: Connecting National Service to Higher Education to Strengthen Communities
(Jarrad D. Plante, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, US)

Chapter 16. Higher Education Disruption: How Transformational Academic Leaders Can Be the Exceptional Change Agents Needed in the Future of Higher Education
(Elena Litescu and Nancy Pawlyshyn, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, US)

Chapter 17. Universities, Learning Organizations and Educational Leadership
(Geraldine Torrisi-Steele, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

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