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Chapter 13 Awareness of Self and Others in Principal Preparation: An International Perspective

Understanding the Principalship: An International Guide to Principal Preparation

ISBN: 978-1-78190-678-1, eISBN: 978-1-78190-679-8

ISSN: 1479-3660

Publication date: 1 May 2013

Abstract

This chapter explores the concepts of awareness of self and others and their application to equity-oriented educational leadership. Drawing from the literature, the authors define key concepts and how these concepts affect the work of school leaders. The authors then present an analysis of the career development of three principals who each struggle with how they will define themselves in relation to the community in which they work. Collectively these cases illustrate the importance of attending to self-awareness and cultural knowledge in the preparation of equity-oriented educational leaders. All participants’ names have been changed to protect their identity.

Citation

Slater, C.L. and Nelson, S.W. (2013), "Chapter 13 Awareness of Self and Others in Principal Preparation: An International Perspective", Slater, C.L. and Nelson, S.W. (Ed.) Understanding the Principalship: An International Guide to Principal Preparation (Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 291-312. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3660(2013)0000019017

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