Performing and reforming leaders : gender, educational restructuring, and organizational change

Blackmore, Jill and Sachs, Judyth 2007, Performing and reforming leaders : gender, educational restructuring, and organizational change, State University of New York Press, Albany, N.Y..

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Title Performing and reforming leaders : gender, educational restructuring, and organizational change
Author(s) Blackmore, JillORCID iD for Blackmore, Jill
Sachs, Judyth
Publication date 2007
Total pages xiii, 310 p
Publisher State University of New York Press
Place of Publication Albany, N.Y.
Keyword(s) women educators
educational leadership
Summary Performing and Reforming Leaders critically analyzes how women negotiate the dilemmas they face in leadership and managerial roles in Australian schools, universities, and continuing education. The authors examine how new managerialism and markets in education transformed how academics and teachers did their work, and in turn changed the nature of educational leadership in ways that were dissonant with the leadership practices and values women brought to the job.
Notes Introduction : "living at the crossroads" -- 1. Risky times for women leaders -- 2. Restructuring education -- 3. Gender restructuring : toxic, volatile, and greedy organizations -- 4. "Lived contradictions" : gender, professionalism, and the crisis of trust -- 5. Giving an account : performing work and working to perform -- 6. Accidental leaders : acting out and acting up -- 7. Managing the self : the consuming passions of performing and reforming leadership -- 8. Caught between acts : middle managers mediating change up and down -- 9. The managerial dilemma : the counterintuitive impulses of performativity and passion -- 10. Progression and regression : managing diversity, equity, and equal opportunity -- 11. Conclusion : separation, transition, and incorporation?
ISBN 0791470318
Language eng
Field of Research 160809 Sociology of Education
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
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