Leadership for Flourishing in Educational Contexts
Featuring voices from academics, practitioners, school system leaders, school administrators, and graduate students from across Canada and abroad, this unique edited collection offers conceptual discussions and empirical examples of leadership for flourishing in a variety of educational contexts. Leadership for Flourishing in Educational Contexts affirms that by fostering positive leadership, striving for well-being, and encouraging flourishing for all, significant benefits and new potentials will be felt throughout the learning communities.
Grounded in theoretical approaches of positive leadership, positive psychology, and positive organizational scholarship, the accounts from K–12, post-secondary, and professional contexts explore the impacts and influences of leadership at all levels of education. Editors and chapter authors describe their research findings and first-hand experiences of supporting educators and school leaders in learning how to grow their agentic role for fostering well-being among all members of the community. The book is divided into three sections: stories of school-level flourishing, stories of personal professional flourishing, and stories of the impacts and influences of positive leadership in various educational contexts.
Engaging and practical, this book encourages readers to reflect on the topics through discussion questions and to apply the learning to their own educational and organizational settings. This positively oriented volume will be invaluable for students of educational leadership, education administration, and organizational studies in education, in North America and beyond.
- chapters include pedagogical features such as concluding thoughts and discussion questions that bridge K–12 and higher education and reflect on education as a whole
- offers an approach to educational leadership that emphasizes the well-being of both educators and students
- features the voices of academics and school leaders from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia
“Leadership for Flourishing in Educational Contexts is refreshing and unique among the plethora of volumes in educational leadership. The editors, assembling a diverse cast of contributors, encourage readers to think about the benefits of understanding flourishing in diverse educational learning contexts through storytelling that affirms the importance of trust, hope, and compassion in human emotional relationships. The volume is well-organized and superbly written, bridging theory with the world of practice.”
—Prof. Jeffrey Glanz, Former Chair, Professional Ethics & Values, Yeshiva University, USA, and current Program Head, Educational Leadership, Michlalah Jerusalem College, Israel
“This book provides a rich repertoire of stories about and approaches to leadership in support of human flourishing and well-being in a whole range of educational settings, particularly in the Canadian context. The editors are, again, to be applauded for their substantial contribution to the increasing professional scholarship on the topic.”
—Thomas Falkenberg, Professor of Education, University of Manitoba