Globalizing Educational Leadership for Innovation and Change

By Anthony H. Normore and Lynn Ilon.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The very nature of educational leadership and education is changing because of the revolutionary nature of a knowledge economy. The knowledge economy rests on the unique ways in which knowledge creates value and results in innovation. Ideas create value that can be shared, is difficult to own, often uses few natural resources, costs little to reproduce and adds to the resource base of communities. Ideas are best fostered in environments where experimentation, collective conversation and risk taking are encouraged. Such changes imply not only a very different type of learning system, but one lead by contemporary educational leaders with a particular set of skills and global competencies including moral, organizational, pedagogical, economic, cultural, and information.

Keywords: Economics of Education, Globalization, Leadership Competencies

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.129-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 670.896KB).

Dr. Anthony H. Normore

Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Development Coordinator, Graduate Education Division, California State University Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Anthony H. Normore is associate professor and program development coordinator of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership in the School of Education at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles. He spent the summers of 1999 and 2001 with the Canadian Teachers Federation working with educational leaders in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. More recently he was a visiting scholar in the Education Leadership Institute at Seoul National University, South Korea (summer, 2009). His research focuses on leadership development, preparation and socialization of urban school leaders in the context of ethics and social justice. His books include, Leadership for social justice: Promoting equity and excellence through inquiry and reflective practice (2008, Information Age Publishing); Leadership and intercultural dynamics (2009, Information Age Publishing and co-authored with John Collard); Educational leadership preparation: Innovation and interdisciplinary approaches to the Ed.D. and graduate education (2010, Palgrave MacMillan, and co-authored with Gaetane Jean-Marie); The development, preparation, and socialization of leaders of learning and learners of leadership: A global perspective (“forthcoming”, 2010, Emerald Publishing, UK) and; Discretionary behavior and performance in educational organizations: The missing link in educational leadership and management (forthcoming, Emerald Publishing, UK, and co-authored with Ibrahim Duyar, 2011). Dr. Normore is the book series editor for “Advances in Educational Administration” (Emerald Publishing, UK), associate editor for Asia Pacific Education Review (Seoul National University, Korea) and Journal of School Leadership (University of Missouri-Columbia). His research has appeared in Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Educational Administration, Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, Journal of Educational Thought, The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Canadian Journal of Education Administration and Policy, International Journal of Urban Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, and Journal of Research on Leadership Education.

Dr. Lynn Ilon

Professor of Education and Global Perspectives, Life Long Program in Graduate Education Division, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Lynn Ilon is Associate Professor in the College of Education, Seoul National University in South Korea. She teaches in the Global Perspectives in Lifelong Learning program. Dr. Ilon has lectured and consulted for the World Bank, Harvard Institute for International Development, the United Nations, Educational Testing Service, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Department for International Development (UK), the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, UNESCO, several national governments and their agencies and several local and global NGOs. Dr. Ilon currently lives in Korea and has lived and worked throughout the world including Zambia, Micronesia, Zimbabwe and Jordan. In addition, she has worked or consulted in several other countries including Jamaica, the former Soviet Union, Egypt, Kuwait, South Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malawi, Zambia, Eritrea, Tunisia, Uganda and South Africa. Her reports, scholarly work and invited lectures have dealt with several other countries.

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