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A Philosophy of SchoolingSchool Leadership: Caute in the Middle

A Philosophy of Schooling: School Leadership: Caute in the Middle [This chapter attempts to give meaning to school leadership that recognises democracy whilst also recognising followership. Only in this way can the micro politics of schools make sense in the meso and macro politics of wider communities and society. Leaders are ‘caught in the middle’, responsible within their schools, accountable beyond their schools. They must take care. ‘Caute’, Spinoza’s motto, means ‘take care’, and this is a richly ambiguous term: school leaders must be wary and careful, and they must be caring and thoughtful. That is why school leaders are ‘caute’ in the middle of pressures from outside and inside their schools. This is a theory of leadership that makes sense to leaders and followers alike and avoids the unreal and damaging effects of many mainstream leadership theories.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© L.J. Stern 2018
ISBN
978-3-319-71570-4
Pages
103 –126
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71571-1_6
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter attempts to give meaning to school leadership that recognises democracy whilst also recognising followership. Only in this way can the micro politics of schools make sense in the meso and macro politics of wider communities and society. Leaders are ‘caught in the middle’, responsible within their schools, accountable beyond their schools. They must take care. ‘Caute’, Spinoza’s motto, means ‘take care’, and this is a richly ambiguous term: school leaders must be wary and careful, and they must be caring and thoughtful. That is why school leaders are ‘caute’ in the middle of pressures from outside and inside their schools. This is a theory of leadership that makes sense to leaders and followers alike and avoids the unreal and damaging effects of many mainstream leadership theories.]

Published: Feb 20, 2018

Keywords: School Leaders; Chaleff; Classroom Leadership; Good Follower; Unethical Leadership

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