School leadership: is a shift from efficient management to social justice possible?

Benjamin Zufiaurre, Jane Wilkinson

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The paper analyses school leadership in an Australian and Anglophone context where professionalism in school management or dealing with educational models, teaching styles, envisaging work, cooperation, participation..., are assumed to be shared in school communities. It is so that to deal with leadership from critical perspectives, from inclusive and social justice perspectives, makes a difference from new management options, from effective and efficient models, learning communities, or others. In this paper, leadership is presented in a context readable for a global Spanish audience. We consider that the ways schools and educational actions are built, contributes to boys and girls, and the youth, personal, social, cultural, scientific, emotional, moral, healthy and civic development. And schools are the spaces to construct identities, to organize the opportunities to learn, share spaces, discover, experiment, work with one another and cooperate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-129
Number of pages16
JournalPerspectiva Educacional Formacion de Profesores
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • leadership
  • participation
  • social justice
  • diversities

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