Social justice and the study and practice of leadership in education : a feminist history

Blackmore, Jill 2006, Social justice and the study and practice of leadership in education : a feminist history, Journal of educational administration and history, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 185-200.

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Title Social justice and the study and practice of leadership in education : a feminist history
Author(s) Blackmore, Jill
Journal name Journal of educational administration and history
Volume number 38
Issue number 2
Start page 185
End page 200
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, U. K.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0022-0620
1478-7431
Summary This historical sociology deconstructs the interrelationship between the theory and practice of the troublesome notions of leadership, social justice and feminism. First, it tracks marginalised groups' relationship to the field of educational administration and their claims upon the state. Mainstream approaches have been informed by theories, practices and politics that do not focus on the core educational work of teaching and learning, therefore sidelining social justice issues. Second, it maps feminist and critical theorists' alternative conceptualisations, for example, of democratic leadership, which dissolve artificial binaries between formal and informal leadership. Finally, it considers what this means for re-theorising leadership for social justice.
Language eng
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004090

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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