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Third millennium leaders: Thinking and acting both locally and globally


Townsend, T, Third millennium leaders: Thinking and acting both locally and globally, Leadership and Policy in Schools, 8, (4) pp. 355-379. ISSN 1744-5043 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/15700760802535278


This article considers change over education’s history as being a series of successive waves from when education was delivered locally to individuals to the present when we "think globally and act locally." It argues that to achieve universal student success we need to have another wave of both thinking and acting locally and globally. This shift will have implications for policy, school management, and classroom practice. To drive this, new ways of educating and supporting school leaders must ensure we not only focus on the what of leadership but also improve how leaders go about their business. If you fail to honor your people, They will fail to honor you; It is said of a good leader that When the work is done, the aim fulfilled, The people will say, "We did this ourselves. —Lao Tzu

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Townsend, T (Professor Tony Townsend)
ID Code:93494
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-08-06
Last Modified:2014-08-14

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