Part 1: Models of educational leadership
Leadership is a term that has come to be synonymous with success, power, money, even luxury. When we stop to unpick this perception, we find that this is generally associated with the world of business, perhaps even politics. This perception is very powerful, and extends into education in ways that may appear natural, but are in fact – not.
This workshop deliberately steps away from these common assumptions about leadership and seeks for valid knowledge claims. It unpacks the phenomenon, looks at the various theoretical models of educational leadership and seeks to better understand the research on leadership in education, and what it is telling us.
Part 2: International schools leadership
International schools exist in a rarefied place set between privilege, cosmopolitanism, and the bottom line. This workshop explores the nature of international schooling to then consider how leadership in this context functions; what is different about it from national forms of educational leadership and how does it generate change and influence.
This session starts with a critical overview of international schools, to then look at the positive and negative change factors that make this form of leadership distinct.