ContentsPreface Acknowledgments 1 Living in a World of Unfulfilled Promises: Examining the Context for Educational Leadership 2 Transformative Leadership as a Socially-Just Response to a VUCA World 3 Changing Knowledge Frameworks to Promote Equity 4 Making Power a Positive Force 5 Promoting Both Private and Public Good: Creating Inclusive School Communities 6 Fostering Democracy and Global Citizenship: Understanding Justice and Interconnectedness in Our Global Community 7 Putting it Together: Transforming Schools 8 Conclusion Appendix Notes References Index
Carolyn M. Shields is Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Wayne State University, Detroit, USA.
"Shields' broad experience working to promote social justice in
a wide diversity of settings enables her to provide an abundance of
specific examples to illustrate how unjust practices render harm.
Providing a well thought out theoretical structure for the various
exercises of school leadership, the 2nd edition of
Transformative Leadership in Education is enhanced by a
selection of reflective questions that invite readers to apply
their insights to their own work settings. This book will serve
well as a required text for courses focused on school
-Robert J. Starratt, Professor Emeritus, The Lynch School of Education, Boston College
"The 2nd edition of Transformative Leadership in
Education convincingly shows that leaders focusing solely on
efficiency is not sustainable since it overlooks context and
ethical relationships. Indeed, Shields' notion of transformative
leadership is a vital contribution in that it widens conceptions
for action and provides significant concepts that enables
educational leaders to navigate more justly the messy field of
educational organizations and relationships."
-Silvia Edling, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, University of Gavle, Sweden