Redefining Theory and Practice to Guide Social Transformation Emerging Research and Opportunities

Redefining Theory and Practice to Guide Social Transformation  Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Fisher-Yoshida, Beth,Camilo Lopez, Joan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-12-25
ISBN: 1799866297
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redefining Theory and Practice to Guide Social Transformation Emerging Research and Opportunities Book Excerpt:

The application of theory to practice in addressing social transformation still has a lot of room for growth and improvement. This is also true of theory being informed by practice. Too often, there are gaps between what is studied in the academy and what is needed in the field. The academy develops theories in isolation from the everyday lives of people, especially in post-conflict environments. Communities seeking innovative ways to address their social needs can benefit from the learning of theories and research conducted within academia. At the same time, these methods need to be relevant to the local contexts within which they are being used. While there are certain norms of communication in the academy of how research is conducted and disseminated, there needs to be a translation into practical terms to be used in the field. Redefining Theory and Practice to Guide Social Transformation: Emerging Research and Opportunities addresses the need practitioners and social change agents have in finding processes and practices to use in the field to engage with and transform communities. This critical reference book provides an innovative fieldwork method that leads to social transformation and suggests ways to further develop the relationship between academic theories and practices around social conflicts with the existing local knowledge. The chapters include mini case studies that have been developed over the years from the authors’ work with youth and community leaders with the objective of providing a methodology that allows practitioners to approach the field by engaging with local actors in ways that are generative and trustworthy, yet rigorous. While highlighting the practices, notions, and technologies that are at work in conflict, post-conflict, or transitioning out of conflict settings by local community leaders, this book is ideally for practitioners in the field of conflict, peacebuilding, and social and conflict transformation; community leaders and social organizers; as well as practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in social transformation.

Faith Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making Emerging Research and Opportunities

Faith Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making  Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Drenner, Karla L.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2021-11-19
ISBN: 1799868095
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making Emerging Research and Opportunities Book Excerpt:

In recent years, state legislatures in the United States have been transformed based on the social identities of their membership. At its most fundamental level, the debate over LGBTQ rights always has been a debate over the right of LGBTQ people to exist. While the role faith plays in legislative decision making is rooted within government functions, careful examination and change must be conducted to protect the humanity of those at risk through these influences. Faith-Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities explores the balance between religious freedoms of legislators and the human rights of members of the LGBTQ community. Examining the politics and institutional forces brought to bear on LGBTQ claims for visibility, recognition, and dignity, this book is organized into three sections, each of which uses a distinct institutional lens—historical, legal, and religious. The author attempts to demonstrate that while the clash of cultures between these groups is real, it is not simple. The faith worldviews of each share common structural features but often reach extremely different conclusions. Covering topics such as marriage equality, religious liberty, and court cases, this book is an essential resource for students and educators in political science, policymakers, legislators, historians, sociologists, researchers, universities, administrations, community leaders, and academicians.

Contemporary Politics and Social Movements in an Isolated World Emerging Research and Opportunities

Contemporary Politics and Social Movements in an Isolated World  Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Stacey, Emily
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2021-10-29
ISBN: 1799876160
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Politics and Social Movements in an Isolated World Emerging Research and Opportunities Book Excerpt:

As global leaders use more nationalistic rhetoric, they are supporting their words with policies that are dividing the population and bringing an end to the diverse, multicultural, and postmodern aspects of the era of globalization. This could have a lasting negative effect on international politics and cooperation on issues of grave concern such as global terrorism, climate change, and global pandemics. Contemporary Politics and Social Movements in an Isolated World: Emerging Research and Opportunities discusses in detail the developing new world order in an era of politics that seemingly eschews globalization and international cooperation. This text details the aftermath of the 2020 election and foreshadows the events to come based on the outcome of the election in the USA as well as the progression of politics afterwards. Covering topics such as comparative politics, isolationism, and international communities, this text is an essential resource for political science departments, international relations scholars, students, professors, politicians, researchers, and academicians..

Handbook of Research on Policies Protocols and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World

Handbook of Research on Policies  Protocols  and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World
Author: Özsungur, Fahri
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 679
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN: 1799877744
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Policies Protocols and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World Book Excerpt:

Social work plays an important role in reintegrating individuals into society, educating, raising awareness, implementing social policy, and realizing legal regulations. The emergence of digital innovations and the effects of health problems including the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and society have led to the development of innovations, virtual/digital practices, and applications in this field. The contributions of the recent pandemic and digital transformation to social work and practices should be revealed in the context of international standards. Policies, Protocols, and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World presents the current best practices, policies, and protocols within international social work. It focuses on the impact of digital applications, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and digital transformation on social work. Covering topics including burnout, management, social engineering, anti-discrimination strategies, and women’s studies, this book is essential for social workers, policymakers, government officials, scientists, clinical professionals, technologists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students.

Promoting Qualitative Research Methods for Critical Reflection and Change

Promoting Qualitative Research Methods for Critical Reflection and Change
Author: Wang, Viktor
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2021-04-16
ISBN: 1799876012
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Qualitative Research Methods for Critical Reflection and Change Book Excerpt:

The philosophical foundation of emancipatory knowledge lies in critical theory. In this paradigm, instrumental and communicative knowledge are not rejected but are limited. If we do not question current scientific and social theories and accepted truths, we may never realize how we are constrained by their inevitable distortions and errors. Without the possibility of critical questioning of ourselves and our beliefs, such constraining knowledge can be accepted by entire cultures. The research paradigm that is relevant for constructing this kind of knowledge is the critical paradigm. Data are always qualitative and have specific methods of research. Quantitative research unquestionably has a place and is fundamental to scientific advances, but qualitative research delves into what it is to be human. Through qualitative research, we gain insight into communicative knowledge, its rich nature, and the mechanisms by which communicative knowledge is formed and interpreted. Qualitative research enables the necessary exploration and critical analysis of social systems and uncovers and facilitates critical reflections on the inevitable assumptions, which shape social behavior and interaction, thereby stimulating and empowering change. Promoting Qualitative Research Methods for Critical Reflection and Change provides readers with a comprehensive array of qualitative research methods, which can be implemented in a variety of contexts for a variety of purposes. The chapters explore the impact, uses, and methodologies for qualitative research across various fields of research. This book is ideal for practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the use of qualitative research methods.

Handbook of Research on Special Economic Zones as Regional Development Enablers

Handbook of Research on Special Economic Zones as Regional Development Enablers
Author: Figueiredo, Paulo Guilherme,Leandro, Francisco José,Li, Yichao
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN: 1799876217
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Special Economic Zones as Regional Development Enablers Book Excerpt:

Special economic zones (SEZs) are important doorways for countries to attract foreign investment and promote trade. A strong correlation between the creation of SEZs and economic development indicators has also been identified in previous studies, at the municipal level, in China. Thus, the fundamental question that needs to be explored is to what extent SEZs can play the role of development enablers in different regions, development states, and institutional settings. The Handbook of Research on Special Economic Zones as Regional Development Enablers discusses the diverse and international track records in the implementation of SEZs, the interplay of SEZ models and local institutional infrastructure and stakeholders, and the SEZ models that can best fit certain development states and/or settings. Covering topics such as the Belt and Road Initiative, local and national economies, and regional integration, this book is essential for government officials, development officers, scholars, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, public decision makers, aid agencies, company executives, investors, and academicians.

Public Affairs Education and Training in the 21st Century

Public Affairs Education and Training in the 21st Century
Author: Kulaç, Onur,Babao?lu, Cenay,Akman, Elvettin
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 1799882454
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Affairs Education and Training in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Since the beginning of the 20th century, public administration (PA) departments have been established, primarily in the USA and later in other Western countries, and education in the field of public administration has been provided in these departments. As the field of public administration has been changing due to globalization, government reforms, and increasing governance practices within intergovernmental networks, research and teaching in public administration has also had to adapt. Public Affairs Education and Training in the 21st Century highlights the best practices of various countries in public administration and policy education and training to contribute to the development of the public administration and policy education/training field. This book focuses on comparative studies and innovative teaching techniques and how they affect public administration education methods and curriculum. Highlighting topics that include distance learning, public affairs education, ethics, and public policy, this book is essential for teachers, public affairs specialists, trainers, researchers, students, practitioners, policymakers, academicians, public administrators, public officials, and public policy scholars.

Advancing Civil Justice Reform and Conflict Resolution in Africa and Asia Comparative Analyses and Case Studies

Advancing Civil Justice Reform and Conflict Resolution in Africa and Asia  Comparative Analyses and Case Studies
Author: Yin, Elijah Tukwariba,Kofie, Nelson F.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN: 1799878996
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Civil Justice Reform and Conflict Resolution in Africa and Asia Comparative Analyses and Case Studies Book Excerpt:

The civil justice system is characterized by a distinct dispute resolution and law enforcement functions, although these functions are not always explicit and their relationship can be vague. People normally turn to this legal system to address an “unjust" situation they encounter. This makes civil justice both socially and economically important, as it may be driven by efficiency or access to justice concerns. The literature suggests that law reform has an uninspiring record in this field. This is because it has, largely, not been considered with a detailed, empirically informed evaluation of proposed solutions. This legal system is complex, and research in this field is correspondingly challenging, interesting, and important. Advancing Civil Justice Reform and Conflict Resolution in Africa and Asia: Comparative Analyses and Case Studies provides significant empirical research findings as well as theoretical reviews and frameworks on a wide array of issues within civil justice and the legal system. This includes topic areas such as access to justice and legal representation, the challenges to developing civil justice, courts and procedures, and civil justice reform. This book is valuable for lawyers, human rights lawyers, court officials, psychologists, social workers, sociologists, consultants, professionals, academicians, students, and researchers working in the field of law, socio-legal studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, social work, social policy, economics, and criminal justice, along with anyone seeking updated information on the current reforms and challenges within the civil justice and legal systems.

Contemporary Politics Communication and the Impact on Democracy

Contemporary Politics  Communication  and the Impact on Democracy
Author: Palau-Sampio, Dolors,López García, Guillermo,Iannelli, Laura
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2021-11-12
ISBN: 1799880591
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Politics Communication and the Impact on Democracy Book Excerpt:

The loss of credibility of traditional media and democratic institutions points to the important challenges for the democratic system. Social networks have allowed new political and social actors to disseminate their messages, which has raised diversity. However, it has also lowered the standards for the circulation of messages and has increased disinformation and hate speech. Contemporary Politics, Communication, and the Impact on Democracy addresses communication and politics and the impact on democracy. This book offers a valuable contribution regarding the challenges and threats faced by traditional and stable democracies while disinformation, polarization, and populism have a main role in the present hybrid communicative scenario. Covering topics such as digital authoritarianism, emotional and rational frames, and political conflict on social media, this is an essential resource for political scientists, communication specialists, analysts, policymakers, politicians, critical media scholars, graduate students, professors, researchers, and academicians.

Smart Cities Citizen Welfare and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

Smart Cities  Citizen Welfare  and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
Author: Pego, Ana Cristina
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 1799877876
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Citizen Welfare and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals Book Excerpt:

The smart city is a driver of change, innovation, competitiveness, and networking for businesses and organizations based on the concept of the Sustainable Development Goals for the 2030 agenda. The importance of a new paradigm regarding the externalities of the environment, citizen welfare, and natural resources in cities as an impact of urban ecosystems is the main objective for sustainable development in cities through 2030. Smart Cities, Citizen Welfare, and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals provides innovative insights into the key developments and new trends associated with online challenges and opportunities in smart cities based on the concept of the Sustainable Development Goals. The content within this publication represents research encompassing corporate social responsibility, economic policy, and city planning. This book serves as a vital reference source for urban planners, policymakers, managers, entrepreneurs, graduate-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking coverage on topics centered on conceptual, technological, and design issues related to smart city development in Europe.

Analyzing Current and Future Global Trends in Populism

Analyzing Current and Future Global Trends in Populism
Author: Cheok, Adrian David
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2021-10-29
ISBN: 1799846806
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analyzing Current and Future Global Trends in Populism Book Excerpt:

After the 2008 financial crisis, the cultural and psychological imprint that was left appears to be almost as deep as the one that followed the Great Depression. Its legacy includes new radical politics on both the left and the right, epidemics of opioid abuse, suicides, low birthrates, and widespread resentment that is racial, gendered, and otherwise by those who felt especially left behind. Most importantly it saw the rise and global spread of populism. Given that so many politicians of such different stripes can be populist, some argue the term is useless, but with so-called populists on the left and right experiencing a resurgence in the 21st century, the term is once again in the spotlight. There is a need for research on this increase in populist politics, the consequences for democracy, and what, if anything, should be done about this movement. Analyzing Current and Future Global Trends in Populism discusses the global rise of populism and anti-elitism through a look at the history of the term, an exploration of modern populism, and the important events and figures in the movement. This book will measure the levels of populism across citizens and political actors, explore populism’s positive consequences, study the rise of populism in national politics, and discuss the future of populism in the 21st century as a major societal movement. This book is ideally intended for professionals and researchers working in the fields of politics, social science, business, and computer science and management, executives in different types of work communities and environments, practitioners, government officials, policymakers, academicians, students, and anyone else interested in populism, the greatest new political and societal movement of the 21st century.

Global Issues Surrounding Outer Space Law and Policy

Global Issues Surrounding Outer Space Law and Policy
Author: Kim, Doo Hwan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2021-04-23
ISBN: 1799874095
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues Surrounding Outer Space Law and Policy Book Excerpt:

The United Nations currently has five effective international space treaties, namely the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, Space Rescue Agreement of 1968, Space Liability Convention of 1972, Space Registration Convention of 1975, and Moon Agreement of 1979. However, with recent competition and movements to mine and exploit natural resources from such entities as the moon, asteroids, etc., these outdated treaties no longer address current advancements. It is imperative that new research is undertaken to urge and progress new space laws and policies that strengthen international cooperation and joint undertakings into the exploitation of natural resources from outer space. Global Issues Surrounding Outer Space Law and Policy grants a general understanding for the current issues and methods of solution in the field of outer space law and policy in the global society. It suggests a revision of the five international space treaties and presents a new International Space Agency (ISA) that would use international cooperation and an International Court of Air and Space Law to promote the speed of work and fairness in trials of air and space law cases. Additionally, solutions for the cooperation of the global community towards joint undertakings and exploitation of natural resources in celestial bodies is explored. This book is ideal for lawyers, professors, government officials, space agencies, academicians, researchers, students, and anyone looking to understand the complicated problems and methods of solution in international space law and policy.

Redefining Post Traditional Learning Emerging Research and Opportunities

Redefining Post Traditional Learning  Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Cook-Benjamin, Lorie,Cook, Jared
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN: 1799801462
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redefining Post Traditional Learning Emerging Research and Opportunities Book Excerpt:

Post-traditional students are rapidly becoming the majority of the higher education student population. This changing demographic within the higher education landscape increases the demand for flexible learning options accessible to non-traditional learners. Redefining Post-Traditional Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a comprehensive research publication that explores shifting demographics within higher education and offers recommendations to current teaching methodologies. Highlighting a range of topics such as adult learners, pedagogy, and international students, this book provides a theoretical foundation, followed by an intentional dissection of current and best research practices through the lenses of andragogy, student demographics, and technology. It is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, educational professionals, school administrators, policymakers, academicians, teaching professionals, researchers, and graduate students.

Small Scale Evaluation

Small Scale Evaluation
Author: Colin Robson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2000-02-11
ISBN: 0761955097
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Scale Evaluation Book Excerpt:

How can evaluation be used most effectively, and what are the strengths and weaknesses of the various methods? Colin Robson provides guidance in a clear and uncluttered way. The issue of collaboration is examined step-by-step; stakeholder models are compared with techniques such as participatory evaluation and practitioner-centred action research; ethical and political considerations are placed in context; and the best ways of communicating findings are discussed. Each chapter is illustrated with helpful exercises to show the practical application of the issues covered, making this an invaluable introduction for anyone new to evaluation.

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care
Author: Bernadette Flanagan
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN: 1441139192
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care Book Excerpt:

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care provides a framework for reflection on pastoral care practice and identifies frontier learning from the new and challenging practical contexts which are important in pastoral care research today. In this collection of essays from leading practitioner-scholars, Bernadette Flanagan and Sharon Thornton set out core principles underpinning professional identity and the practice of pastoral care in rapidly changing social settings. Such pastoral challenges as, developing compassionate and effective companioning to those who have suffered trauma, torture, catastrophic events, social disintegration, the moral wounds of war and cultural dislocation are treated with insight and deep care. The new frontiers of pastoral care in more familiar circumstances such as family, health settings where patients facing life-challenging medical events and multi-cultural communities are also explored. With contributions from Kevin Egan, Michael O'Sullivan SJ, Rita Nakashima Brock and Julia Prinz VDMF, The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care is an essential reference for the theory and practice of pastoral care.

The Proper Role of Higher Education in a Democratic Society

The Proper Role of Higher Education in a Democratic Society
Author: Bowhay, Vincent
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN: 1799877469
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Proper Role of Higher Education in a Democratic Society Book Excerpt:

American higher education has served to prepare students to be active participants in a democratic society. During a time of great civil upheaval following the tumultuous elections of 2016 and 2020, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and mass demonstrations following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, higher education may be the only institution left to be both responsible for and responsive to society at large. Public trust in the federal government is at near-record lows, but confidence in higher education has decreased more than any other U.S. institution since 2015. In a time where public opinion is quickly changing for the better or the worse, higher education must respond to this decline in trust in it as an institution, but also the decline in the belief that a college degree is worth the time and cost. Higher education was founded on the idea that colleges would prepare citizens for a life of public service, but they have quickly changed to a business model that largely puts profits over people. Practitioners of higher education must respond to this lack of trust and the pressures of preparing a 21st century workforce while battling the threats of a pandemic, declining enrollment, budget destabilization, and increased regulation. The Proper Role of Higher Education in a Democratic Society reexamines the purpose of higher education during rapidly changing times, offers practical advice and best practices to reclaim higher education’s most fundamental mission, and argues that if higher education is called to prepare students to serve a government by the people, the people must be prepared to govern effectively. This book provides resources and suggestions for restoring the public faith in higher education by connecting the educational experience with civic engagement outcomes. Diverse perspectives presented in this book challenge traditional notions that civic engagement is handled by one office on a college campus and is only discussed during a presidential election. Covering everything from civic engagement to diversity perspectives, this book is ideal for higher education practitioners and those interested in promoting civic engagement and democratic participation, improving assessment or accreditation standards using a civic engagement perspective, and infusing civic engagement to diversity conversations on campus.

Empowerment Series The Skills of Helping Individuals Families Groups and Communities Enhanced

Empowerment Series  The Skills of Helping Individuals  Families  Groups  and Communities  Enhanced
Author: Lawrence Shulman
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN: 1305465423
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empowerment Series The Skills of Helping Individuals Families Groups and Communities Enhanced Book Excerpt:

The Enhanced Edition demonstrates how there are common elements, core processes, and skills across all stages of helping and throughout work with all populations--including individuals, families, groups, and communities. It defines, illustrates, and teaches helping skills and provides manageable models for understanding them. It also looks at the underlying process and its associated set of core skills. Part of the EMPOWERMENT SERIES, THE SKILLS OF HELPING INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, GROUPS, AND COMMUNITIES, ENHANCED, 8th Edition, integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social and Community Development Practice

Social and Community Development Practice
Author: Manohar Pawar
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN: 9351504352
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Community Development Practice Book Excerpt:

Social and Community Development Practice makes a persuasive case for employing a social development approach to community development practice at local and village levels. Towards this end, the book offers a conceptual clarity of social and community development (SCD) by adding new dimensions. It also shows the significance of social policy education for social and community development workers and the need for expanding community development practice from local levels to international levels. The author argues that the social work profession itself needs to quickly reorganize and strengthen. It needs to consider alternative modes of preparing social workers and community organizers who can reach out at local levels. The profession also needs to develop indigenous ethical standards for SCD practice. The author’s deep reflections reveal the dire need to refocus on SCD practice to address major issues such as poverty and inequality plaguing vast populations around the world.

Rethinking Work and Learning

Rethinking Work and Learning
Author: Peter Willis,Stephen Mckenzie,Roger Harris
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2008-11-02
ISBN: 1402089643
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Work and Learning Book Excerpt:

Rethinking a Sustainable Society Alan Mayne The world has already passed the midway point for achieving by 2015 the eight Millennium Development Goals for a “more peaceful, prosperous and just world” that were set by the United Nations in the wake of its inspirational Millennium Dec- 1 laration in 2000. These goals range from combating poverty, hunger, and disease, to empowering women, and ensuring environmental sustainability. However Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, conceded in 2007 that progress to date has been mixed. During 2008 the head of the United Nations World Food P- gramme cautioned that because of the surge in world commodity prices the program had insuf?cient money to stave off global malnutrition, and the World Health Or- nization warned of a global crisis in water and sanitation. Depressing news accounts accumulate about opportunities missed to achieve a fairer world order and ecolo- calsustainability:themanipulationofelectionresultsinAfrica,humanrightsabuses in China, 4000 Americans dead and another nation torn apart by a senseless and protracted war in Iraq, and weasel words by the world’s political leadership in the lead-up to negotiations for a climate change deal in 2009 that is supposed to stabilize global carbon dioxide emissions. It is clear that the parameters of the debates that drive progressive policy change urgently require repositioning and energizing. As is shown by the contributors to Rethinking work and learning, experts in the humanities and social sciences (HASS) couldhaveanimportantroletoplayinthisprocess.

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership
Author: Steven J Courtney,Ruth McGinity,Helen Gunter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN: 1317217357
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educational Leadership Book Excerpt:

Educational Leadership brings together innovative perspectives on the crucial role of theory and theorising in educational leadership at a time when the multiple pressures of marketisation, competition and system fragmentation dominate the educational landscape. This original and highly thought-provoking edited collection is a much-needed counterbalance to the anti-theoretical trends that have underpinned recent education reforms. Contributors employ a range of theories in original and innovate ways in order to reveal the lived experiences of what it means to be an educational leader at a time of rapid modernisation, where the conceptual terrain of ‘modern’ has been appropriated by corporate and private interests, where notions of ‘public’ are not only hidden, but also derided, and where school leaders must meet the conflicting demands of competing accountabilities. Drawing on research projects conducted in the UK, Educational Leadership presents convincing evidence that the need to consider theory crosses national borders, and the authors discuss changes to professional identities and practices that researchers around the world will recognise. This detailed and insightful work will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education and sociology, as well as those with an interest in organisational and political theory. The topical subject matter also makes the book of relevance to practitioners and policy-makers in education and the public services more generally.