TITLE

Professional Development of School Leaders: Cross-cultural Comparisons from Canada and East Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Scott, Shelleyann; Rarieya, Jane F. A.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
International Studies in Educational Administration (Commonwealt;2011, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper is a cross-cultural comparison of leadership development in East Africa and Canada. We explore the contexts and current leadership development practices, and critique the content and processes in relation to the complexities of school leadership including the impact of diversity. A surprising finding is the number of similarities between these two diverse cases and the authors explore some of the significant differences. Time and availability of opportunities to access effective learning experiences remain the enemy of school leaders. Leadership development programmes appear to be overtly emphasising administrative and managerial aspects at the expense of instructional leadership. Additionally, inclusive leadership is a neglected area in professional development programmes. Technology appears to be under-utilised in both cases but holds real potential to reconceptualise leadership development into more flexible, multimodal webs of enhanced practice.
ACCESSION #
91718089

 

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