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Leadership as lunacy and other metaphors of educational leadership

Lumby, Jacky and English, Fenwick G (2010) Leadership as lunacy and other metaphors of educational leadership, Thousand Oaks, USA, Corwin, 184pp.

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For millennia people have been profoundly interested in leadership, but the way they have tried to understand it is cognitively more sophisticated than through right brain only rational language. Metaphors function through unstable comparison of two things which are both like and unlike. Consequently metaphors have been used as a kind of thinking to provoke uncertainty and tension and so stimulate creative and innovative understanding of leadership. This book sets out to provide stimuli in a standard free zone and to use metaphor as a heuristic, a tool of human development. The book adopts an interdisciplinary focus and draws on a range of disciplines such as philosophy, sociobiology, anthropology, humanities and literature, intending to inspire reflection on leadership in education and what acting as a leader might entail.

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Submitted date: January 2010
Accepted/In Press date: January 2010
Keywords: Educational administration, management, policy language, school principals, headteachers


Local EPrints ID: 73075
ISBN: 9781412974271
PURE UUID: ffc92bb1-e30b-4a4d-b1de-5d445fba812c

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Date deposited: 10 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:51

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Author: Jacky Lumby
Author: Fenwick G English

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