Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in Education (Critical Social Thought)

Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in Education (Critical Social Thought)

By: Gary L. Anderson (author)Hardback

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In this timely and important new book, Gary Anderson provides a devastating critique of why a managerial role for educational leaders is counterproductive, especially for improving opportunities for low-income students and students of color, and instead proposes ways of re-theorizing educational leadership to emphasize its advocacy role. Advocacy Leadership lays out a post-reform agenda that moves beyond the neo-liberal, competition framework to define a new accountability, a new pedagogy, and a new leadership role definition. Drawing on personal narrative, discourse analysis, and interdisciplinary scholarship, Anderson delivers a compelling argument for the need to move away from current inauthentic and inequitable approaches to school reform in order to jump-start a conversation about an alternative vision of education today.

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About Author

Gary L Anderson is a former teacher and principal, and is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University where he co-developed a new masters degree in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy.


Series Editor Introduction, MICHAEL W. APPLE Foreword: Advocates, Managers, Leaders, and Social Entrepreneurs? The Future of Educational Leadership, JANELLE SCOTT Acknowledgments Introduction 1. School Reform, Authenticity, and Advocacy 2. Authentic Leadership 3. The New Economy of Schooling 4. Disciplining Leaders: Mediating the New Economy 5. Toward an Authentic Distribution of Leadership 6. Toward a Post-Reform Agenda Appendix A Notes References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415994279
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780415994279
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 0415994276

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