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Vision That Needs To Be Technically Managed, Chi Hong Nguyen Sep 2006

Vision That Needs To Be Technically Managed, Chi Hong Nguyen

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This essay aims to conceptualize the differences and complementariness of leadership and management in the discourses of change management in organizations that can be best applied to educational leadership. The discrepancies and co-existent links between the two are discussed in terms of leaders and managers’ personal traits, their interaction patterns towards power influence, their strategies for dealing with change, the results at workplace, and their followers’ perceptions towards them.


Recognizing Each Others’ Faces In Educational Leadership’S Scholarship And Practice, Thienhuong Hoang Jul 2006

Recognizing Each Others’ Faces In Educational Leadership’S Scholarship And Practice, Thienhuong Hoang

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In an applied field, the persisting tension over the relative importance and influence of theory and practice often creates a crevasse between scholars and practitioners. While conflict can be destructive, this paper explores both the destructive and reconstructive means of bridging the theory-practice divide. The author reflects on her experiences moving back and forth between school leadership practice and academia. The author draws on literature and research expressing the conundrums of educational professional culture and historic caste system among scholars found in the academy. The purpose of this paper is to problematize the divisions between culture norms found among scholars ...