This timely book explores how various feminist perspectives fruitfully explain women’s experience of educational leadership, drawing on a contemporary conceptualisation of fourth-wave feminism that is intersectional and inclusive. The book asks which and whose feminist theory is used to explain gender and feminism in educational leadership, management and administration (ELMA): the scholar’s, the research participant’s or a combination of the two in the co-construction of knowledge from an intersectional feminist perspective. It conceptualises intersectional and inclusive feminist perspectives on educational leadership, theorising research through a Black British feminist perspective, a gender and Islamic perspective and a queer theory perspective, depending on the self-identification of participants. It explores digital feminism and men’s pro-feminism. The book identifies feminist leadership praxis as a focus for future research and explores how leaders can draw on funds of knowledge, identity cultural wealth and lead and educate diverse populations of students. Highlighting the importance of intersectional feminist perspectives in ELMA, the book will appeal to scholars, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of inclusive educational leadership and management, gender studies and feminism.
The expansion of women’s higher education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Australia and New Zealand offered educated women opportunities to broaden their aspirations, horizons and experiences across many professional fields. Engaged in the public activity of teaching in a range of educational institutions, women were able to exercise a level of professional expertise, authority and independence. Paradoxically, women were both empowered by the possibilities of educational careers yet at the same time restricted by the historical era in which they lived and the feminized positions they occupied. In this book, we draw on Sarah Lawrence–Lightfoot and Jessica Hoffmann Davis’ methodological adoption of the use of portraits and portraiture to frame our history of women educators and highlight their unsettled acceptance of contemporary constraints and pressures exerted on educated women. This book will be essential reading for those involved or interested in the historiography of women’s education, women teachers and headmistresses, women’s higher education, educational biography and visual methodologies. This book will also be of particular relevance to those engaged in the study of history, sociology, women and gender studies, teacher education, educational research, and history of education.
Doing Theory on Education explores key debates using examples from contemporary media and popular culture to guide Education Studies students through the perennial debates that surround teaching and learning. Aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates and teachers in education settings, it uses over seventy popular culture texts from television, music, videogames, fiction, film, architecture, social media, the press and art to illuminate important issues and make the critical theory that underpins educational debates more accessible and engaging. Each chapter also offers essential background knowledge and historical perspective and includes reflective activities to help you develop a critical approach, enabling you to argue your own point of view with confidence and consider where issues may progress to in the future. It examines core issues such as: Class and educational choice Learning styles Testing and assessment What counts as knowledge Leadership and professionalism Education students and those in education settings often struggle to see the value of theory. Doing Theory on Education: Using Popular Culture to Explore Key Debates is an accessible text designed for educationalists who want to put theory to work as an active strategy for influencing thinking and practice.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.
Drawing together diverse research perspectives and theoretical underpinnings, this handbook explores gender as a social category and examines cultural and social differences. Bringing together diverse perspectives from around the world, including from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the UK and the USA, the volume sets out the gender and educational leadership and management field, providing a snapshot of the field as it stands, signalling its development and directions for future development. It offers focused reviews of empirical research on particular aspects of the field and presents new insights from research findings and methodological approaches.
With widespread testing and standards-driven curriculum and accountability pressure in public schools, teachers are expected to be highly skilled practitioners. There is a pressing need for college faculty to prepare current and future teachers for the demands of modern classrooms and to address the academic readiness skills of their students to succeed in their programs. The Handbook of Research on Literacy and Digital Technology Integration in Teacher Education is an essential academic publication that provides comprehensive research on the influence of standards-driven education on educators and educator preparation as well as the applications of technology for the preparation of teachers. Featuring a wide range of topics such as academic success, professional development, and teacher education, this book is essential for academicians, educators, administrators, educational software developers, IT consultants, researchers, professionals, students, and curriculum designers.
How does the world's oral majority--adults with limited formal education (ALFE)--really prefer to learn? Few pause long enough to ask those who eschew print. The result of scholarly research and prolonged immersion in the Cambodian culture, Connected Learning exposes the truth about orality--the shame associated with limited formal education; the unfortunate misnomer that is orality; the place of spirituality, grace, and hope; and the obvious but overlooked learning preferences. ALFE have different ways of learning and knowing, a different epistemology and culture from print learners, even though we all begin alike. The choice is not between Ong's orality or literacy, but between learning from people or from print. Dr. Thigpen, a veteran cross-cultural worker, shares remedies for the hegemony and inequities unwittingly fostered by the literate minority. In a dominant culture where learning from people is prime, how can educators with a preference for print adapt? Providing an important tool in the Learning Quadrants diagram, Connected Learning advises teaching to the quadrant and calls for seven necessary shifts in teaching. Anyone versed in orality will admit these findings have "global implications and applications" (Steffen). The reader who heeds will positively impact a huge portion of humanity.
This book connects a unique combination of ideas for the first time: teaching as leading, constructivist leadership, an ecological perspective of systemic change, learning communities, and the professional development of teachers. The authors, who offer more than a century of combined experience as teachers, administrators, professors, and consultants, have synthesized these ideas into a new conception of teaching, learning, and leading, and set forth a new standard for school reform. Who Will Save Our Schools? was written for teachers, teacher educators, staff developers, school and district administrators, parent educators, policymakers, and researchers - all those who have a stake in the future of our educational system.