Chapter published in Waite, D. & Bogotch. I. (Eds.)(2017). The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership. Wiley Blackwell.
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What is educational leadership? What are some of the trends, questions, and social forces most relevant to the current state of education? What are the possible futures of education, and what can educational leadership contribute to these futures? To address these questions, and more, editors Duncan Waite and Ira Bogotch asked distinguished international thought leaders on education to share their insights, observations, and research findings on the nature of education and educational leadership in the global village.
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