Changing Education: Leadership, Innovation and Development by Peter D. Hershock, Mark Mason, John N. Hawkins

By Peter D. Hershock, Mark Mason, John N. Hawkins

Most modern academic structures and courses are proving insufficient at assembly the call for of quickly altering societies seeing that they've got hardly ever advanced and constructed with the days. This ebook deals insights into the results of globalization for the management of academic switch. Its concentration isn't really on doing issues higher, yet on doing greater issues; no longer on doing issues correct, yet on doing the ideal issues to organize scholars for a quick altering, interdependent international.

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For the first time in human history, we have become an urban planet, with more people living in cities than in rural areas. Most of this growth is occurring in the former third world, especially in Asia. Rapid urbanization’s impacts on human life are simultaneously spectacular and devastating. The towers of affluence and the gated communities of global elites exist cheek by jowl with vast squatter settlements where life is as mean and raw as anything conjured up by Dickens or Engels to describe the horrors of 19th century industrialism (Bales 2004).

New patterns of educational leadership situated in such a space express a fluidity of movement beyond any predetermined procedures, at once extending the Way or Dao of teaching/learning while forming new educational directions. Wang’s double duty of creative educational leadership is to cultivate interconnections within and without, in order to ‘lead out’ (educare) to possibilities yet to come. Working from within and towards the world, educational leadership has the potential to enable both self-transformation and global transformation.

Such firms increasingly bristle when identified in terms of their country of initial origin. As one key AOL Time Warner executive stated at the turn of the century, “We do not want to be viewed as an American company. We think globally” (McChesney 2001). These firms continue to grow as global entities. In 1990, Disney and Time Warner generated about 15% of their income globally. Global income now accounts for 30-35% of their total income (McChesney, 2003). Anthony Giddens points to other changes in important social institutions arising from contemporary globalization.

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