What is Educational Leadership and why does it matter post Covid? By Programme Director Dr Alexander Gardner-McTaggart
What is educational leadership and why is it different from leadership in general?
Why is it that a CEO of a manufacturing or accounting company is unlikely to find their leadership skills applicable in the educational context, and why is it that educational leaders require a bespoke set of competencies and skills that include higher-order thinking, creativity, and empathy?
In the emerging Post COVID landscape, we are beginning to witness a slow return to normal, but what is normal when the myths of leadership and policy authority and power have been blown away by the winds of teacher-centric, online learning in spaces where administrators have relinquished power to become at best voyeurs, and at worst irrelevant? What lessons do we learn from the greatest crisis of the Century, and how do we make our leadership fit for post-pandemic futures?
MA Educational Leadership in Practice will find these answers in you, so that together, we can work towards making the world a fairer, more just and happier place - beginning with schools and their leadership.
Join us to learn about what it is that makes this MA programme so effective, moving your CV to the top of the pile.
About Dr Alexander Gardner-McTaggart
Alex is the programme director of Masters in Educational Leadership in Practice, for the University of Manchester and a lecturer in educational leadership, 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 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.