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Development of inclusive education theoretical model: Role of authentic leadership academic optimism and art-based pedagogies

Anugamini Priya Srivastava (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India)
Sonal Shree (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Article publication date: 21 August 2019

Issue publication date: 21 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

Inclusive organizations believe in integrating all toward synergistic outcomes. However, the extent to which inclusive education plays their role toward inclusive organizations requires more explorations. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to provide a theoretical model exploring authentic leadership (AL) as a predictor of inclusive organization in an Indian school context.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper theoretically develops a model to explore and establish inclusive classroom (IC) settings in emerging nations.

Findings

The study further provides academic optimism (AO), a latent term comprising collective efficacy, faculty trust and academic emphasis as its dimensions to intervene the linkage between AL and IC. Since teaching pedagogies help teachers to express their real intentions, this study also posits art-based innovation pedagogy as a future-oriented art pedagogy to strengthen the effect of teachers’ AO on IC.

Originality/value

This study will benefit the practitioners and academicians to re-design their policies and practices in developing nation education system.

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Citation

Srivastava, A.P. and Shree, S. (2019), "Development of inclusive education theoretical model: Role of authentic leadership academic optimism and art-based pedagogies", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 1271-1290. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-02-2019-0063

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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