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Generation X School Leaders as Agents of Care: Leader and Teacher Perspectives from Toronto, New York City and London

Keren Frayman; Karen Edge; Katherine Descours;
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  • Published: 31 Mar 2016 Journal: Societies (issn: 2075-4698, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper draws on evidence from our three-year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded research study of the lives, careers, experiences and aspirations of Generation X (under 40 years of age) principals and vice-principals in London, New York City, and Toronto. More specifically, the paper examines interview evidence from nine school-based studies in which nine leaders and 54 teachers discuss their perspectives on leaders’ care of their staff members. The evidence demonstrates that leaders and teachers both place a high level of importance on leaders’ ability and willingness to be supportive, understanding, and approachable. Teachers also expect le...
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free text keywords: leadership, Generation X, global cities, care, collective efficacy, work/life balance, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Leadership; Generation X; global cities; care; collective efficacy; work/life balance, Accountability, Transformational leadership, Global city, Life balance, Political science, Work–life balance, Pedagogy, Social research
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