‘New look leaders or a new look at leadership?, published in International Journal of Educational Management has been chosen as a Highly Commended Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.
Founded in 1967 as an offshoot of the University of Bradford, Emerald Group Publishing has become the world’s leading scholarly publisher of journals and books in business and management with a strong and growing presence in disciplines including social sciences, engineering, linguistics and audiology. The International Journal of Educational Management provides those interested in the effective management of the educational process with a broad overview of developments and best practice in the field, with particular reference to how new ideas can be applied worldwide.
Each year, Emerald invites IJEM’s Editorial Team to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous 12 months. The paper was selected as it was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2011.
The award winning paper takes up the challenge of complex social, political and cultural influences, uncertain economic conditions, ever advancing technologies and increasingly diverse student populations in the context of educational leadership.
The framework presented privileges the philosophical and scholarly elements of being an educational leader over the administrative and managerial. It is argued that this is what is needed in the leadership of educational institutions for the future and a framework for preparng the next generation of leaders.