Relational Leadership in Education
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Relational Leadership in Education : A Phenomenon of Inquiry and Practice

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When is leadership not relational? When is education not relational? When is life not relational? Relationships always matter to our living, educating and leading. Relational Leadership in Education considers this `Relational Leadership' within the context of education, critiquing the current ideological `context' and contemporary understandings of its influence. Employing a phenomenological approach, this book explores the relational nature of education, Relational Leadership, and the organizational culture to provide a more sophisticated exploration of practice-based wisdom. It offers an extensive range of activities for further thinking on the experiential nature of Relational Leadership, grouped around a number of themes: Relational Leadership and sensibilities; organizational culture; professional development; curriculum, pedagogy and assessment; and the reconstruction of a postgraduate Educational Leadership and Management programme for experienced, emergent and aspiring leaders.


`Relational Leadership' is not about describing yet another style of leadership but rather about a relational way of being in leadership that utilizes refined relational sensibilities. `Relational Leadership' is also a reminder of what is critical in a leader's practice - leadership is always relational, and relationships are the essence of leadership.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 420g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Line drawings, black and white; 14 Tables, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138334073
  • 9781138334076

Table of contents

List of Figures and Tables



Section 1: Education as A Critical Context





Chapter 1. Introduction





Chapter 2. The Ideological Context of Educational Relationships





Chapter 3. Contemporary Understandings of Relationships & Leadership





Section 2: The Phenomenology of Relationships





Chapter 4. Relationships: The Essence of Leadership





Chapter 5. Relational Leadership





Chapter 6. Relational Sensibilities





Chapter 7. Ethical Leadership





Section 3: Intentional Engagement: Practices and Strategies for Enhancing Relationships





Chapter 8. The Relational Nature of Organizational Culture





Chapter 9. Relational Approaches to Professional Development and Learning





Chapter 10: Embedding the Phenomenological Nature of Relationships and Leadership Within Postgraduate Programmes for Principals and Educational Leaders





Chapter 11: Relationships in Everyday Teaching





Chapter 12: Looking Back - Looking Forward
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About David L. Giles

Professor David L. Giles taught in elementary and secondary schools prior to teaching and researching Educational Leadership and Management and Teacher Education in universities across New Zealand, Australia and China.
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