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Critical Studies in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration

Series Editor: Pat Thomson, Helen Gunter, Jill Blackmore

This series brings major theorists from the social and political sciences to critical studies of educational leadership, management and administration. The books provide accessible introductions to key theories combined with explanations of what they offer that will deepen, enliven and enrich studies of schools, further and higher education and adult and community education settings.

Topics covered are those which affect the everyday practices of leaders - social justice, media, markets, surveillance, values, communication, entrepreneurialism, risk management and accountability. The series provides theoretical and methodological resources for those who engaged in formal study of educational leadership, management and administration. It also offers alternative approaches to naming, framing and acting for those who are engaged in the practice of educational leadership, management or administration, or who are providing training and policy for practising educational leaders.

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  1. Deconstructing Educational Leadership

    Derrida and Lyotard

    By Richard Niesche

    Series: Critical Studies in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration

    Jacques Derrida and Jean-François Lyotard constitute two of the most notable figures of poststructuralist thought and philosophy of the postmodern period. Both worked to reveal instabilities and uncertainty, and to destabilise assumptions and self-evident traditions for the purposes of reflection,...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Educational Leadership and Hannah Arendt

    By Helen M. Gunter

    Series: Critical Studies in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration

    The relationship between education and democratic development has been a growing theme in debates focussed upon public education, but there has been little work that has directly related educational leadership to wider issues of freedom, politics and practice. Engaging with ELMA through the work of...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Educational Leadership and Michel Foucault

    By Donald Gillies

    Series: Critical Studies in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration

    Drawing from the ideas of Michel Foucault, this book offers a critical examination of today’s dominant discourse of educational leadership. Foucault’s understanding of critique is as a ‘permanent’ ethos in which humans explore the nature of their existence but at the same time query the limits...

    Published May 27th 2013 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Educational Leadership and Pierre Bourdieu
    By Pat Thomson
    To Be Published January 1st 2015
  2. Feminist Theories of Social Justice and Educational Leadership: Nancy Fraser and Iris Marion Young
    By Jill Blackmore
    To Be Published January 1st 2015

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