Conceptualizing educational administration in diverse contexts

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This chapter proposes a conceptual lens through which the challenges and opportunities facing education administrators within the complex di- versity and changes in the Asia-Pacific region can be understood. It con- ceptualizes education systems as ecological in nature, in which horizontal, vertical, and temporal forces are at play in shaping them, which in turn affect the daily work of educational administrators. In doing so, it asks: Who has been given the agency? What kinds of power currents are in play? What are the political enablers and disablers in the narratives provided in this part of the book?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia Pacific Education
Subtitle of host publicationLeadership, Governance and Administration
EditorsVenesser Fernandes, Phillip Wing Keung Chan
Place of PublicationCharlotte NC USA
PublisherInformation Age Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781641135238
ISBN (Print)9781641135214, 9781641135221
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLeadership, Schools, and Change
PublisherInformation Age Publishing


  • Education policy
  • Education administration
  • Ecologies of education
  • Asia Pacific region

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Walsh, L. (2019). Conceptualizing educational administration in diverse contexts. In V. Fernandes, & P. W. K. Chan (Eds.), Asia Pacific Education: Leadership, Governance and Administration (1st ed., pp. 161-171). (Leadership, Schools, and Change). Information Age Publishing.