Leadership and the Changing Context of Education.

Shiel, C. and Jones, D., 2016. Leadership and the Changing Context of Education. In: Schultz, L. and Viczko, M., eds. Assembling and Governing the Higher Education Institution: Democracy, Social Justice and Leadership in Global Higher Education. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 11 - 34.

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Abstract

Shiel and Jones summarise the potential for universities to play a transformative role in securing a sustainable world; examine the reasons why few universities have responded and; explore ways of prompting and enabling them to engage strategically with this existential challenge, and the kinds of leadership that would sustain this. They review the work of writers from different perspectives who have argued for transformation in relation to both internationalization and sustainability. The concept of elective affinities is used to characterise the way that organisational and career factors coalesce with a neo liberal model of the market to comprise a powerful negative reinforcement cycle that inhibits engagement with sustainability and social justice. They note importantly that some businesses and universities have moved away from this model to systemically engage with sustainability. Drawing on experience of introducing a Global Perspectives framework they explore ways of engaging leaders, colleagues, students and external partners and identify the key features of globally responsible leadership.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:978-1137522603
Number of Pages:450
Uncontrolled Keywords:Leadership ; Sustainable Development ; Internationalisation ; Higher Education ; Global citizenship ; ESD
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:24919
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:02 Nov 2016 16:28
Last Modified:02 Nov 2016 16:28

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