Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership
Routledge – 2015
A democratic, ethical leader integrates democracy, social justice, and school reform through dialogue and is guided by a sense of responsibility to students, families, and the community. Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership presents a cohesive framework for aspiring and practicing leaders to explore the complex nature of leadership that can support democratic citizenry and social responsibility.
Organized around the 5 "New DEEL" visions for leadership, chapters illustrate real people who embody these principles. This compelling vision for educational leadership, combined with diverse and vibrant examples of leadership in action, will serve as a critical guide for the rising generation of democratic ethical educational leaders in the US and abroad. Presenting contextualized, practical instances of this approach to leadership, this book will inspire educational leaders to reflect upon their practice and reach their potential as democratic leaders.
Special Features Include:
Introduction: Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership’s Vision for Authentic Transformation
Section One: Responsibility .
1. Standing up to the State in Support of Our Children
2. Democratic Entrepreneurialism
3. Out of the Classroom but Not Out of the Cause
Section Two: Community- Building Leadership
4. Courageous, Community Leadership on 9/11
5. Ecology and Democratic Learning Communities
6. Community Leaders Leading Communities
Section Three: Democracy, Social Justice, and School Reform
7. Really Leaving No Child Behind: A Victory for Equitable Resources
8. One Educator’s Use of Film to Inspire those at Risk
9. A High School Leader’s Vision for Social Justice and Democracy Goes Under the Microscope.
10. Leadership for Relationships and Student Achievement
Section Four: Ethical Decision-Making
11. A Counselor Dares to Respond to Student Crisis
12. Moral Agency of an Educational Leader
13. Your Charter School Versus My Right to Keep My Union
Section Five: Career as a Calling
14. From Poverty to Promise
15. Student Leadership in a Turbulent Time
16. Leadership in Urban Language Minority Communities
17. Revising Education as a Calling
18. Challenges in Higher Education Faced by Transgender Students
19. Conclusion: In Search of a Social Justice and Social Responsibility
Joan Poliner Shapiro is Professor of Educational Administration at the College of Education, Temple University and President of Temple University's Faculty Senate, USA. Steven Jay Gross is Professor of Educational Administration at the College of Education, Temple University, USA.