Educational Leadership in Transnational and Globalising Contexts
As globalisation changes the way people interact, connect and work, it is important to also consider how this affects the development of people, students and children in the 21st Century. Leading education in this age now bring a wide range of challenges but also opportunities. This session explores how educational leadership management and administration has changed in the last thirty years, and looks to the future to discover what lies in store for schools, colleges, and nurseries. As internationalism grows in popularity as a medium for schooling, this session also examines international forms of education and their leadership. Overall, this session will demonstrate the need for critical engagement in leadership and the demand for leaders who are intellectually capable, theoretically competent, and critically powerful. This master class will introduce the University of Manchester's masters degree in educational leadership in practice as a state of the art, world leading qualification designed to empower and strengthen leadership ability.
Dr Alexander Gardner-Mctaggart
Alex is also the course director for the University of Manchester Masters in Educational Leadership in Practice, and a lecturer in educational leadership at the University of Manchester having joined as senior lecturer in leadership from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). He has taught and researched internationally since 1995, and his research seeks to better understand globalising pressures on education and its leadership through the lens of equity, distinction and power.
Alex is a a convenor of the International and Comparative Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and is an active member of the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) and its Critical Education Policy (CEP) research interest group. His PhD on international educational leadership at the University of Nottingham was supervised by Tony Bush and Howard Stevenson and was the first of its kind to explore senior leadership in international schools, as well as has a keen interests in research around educational leadership, international education, and global citizenship education.