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Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in Education (Critical Social Thought)

 
 
 
 
Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-Reform Agenda in Education (Critical Social Thought)
Author: Gary L. Anderson
ISBN 13: 9780415994286
ISBN 10: 415994284
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2009-03-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
List Price: $48.95
 
 

In this timely and important new book, Gary Anderson provides a devastating critique of why a managerial role for educational leaders is counterproductive, especially for improving opportunities for low-income students and students of color, and instead proposes ways of re-theorizing educational leadership to emphasize its advocacy role. Advocacy Leadership lays out a post-reform agenda that moves beyond the neo-liberal, competition framework to define a new accountability, a new pedagogy, and a new leadership role definition. Drawing on personal narrative, discourse analysis, and interdisciplinary scholarship, Anderson delivers a compelling argument for the need to move away from current inauthentic and inequitable approaches to school reform in order to jump-start a conversation about an alternative vision of education today.