Educational Leadership for the 21st Century

Building a Capacity for Change

by Peter J. Zsebik



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781450259279
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781450259262

About the Book

Public education, once considered a dogmatic institution in the 20th century, now finds itself challenged at almost every level in today’s sociopolitical environment. New realities, as evidenced by the political complexities of the ‘global village’, widespread technological advances that undermine established educational practices, and ever mounting pressures on the curriculum to appease corporate interests have altered the face of public education forever, leaving educator’s seemingly stranded in the middle of a pedagogical minefield without a map or compass to get out. This book is written to help educational leaders who want to make a difference. Each chapter is devoted to the sociopolitical realities being faced by educators who are not only in leadership positions, but also those who are either aspiring to be in leadership positions, or those who have had leadership thrust upon them. In every case, this book will help to clarify the issues and challenges that every good leader must face. At the end of each chapter you will find carefully constructed questions that will help guide you or your study group through a process of discussion of the presented concepts. We know when you finish working through this book that your leadership and that of your team will function fully informed and capable of addressing the needs of the 21st century school.

About the Author

Peter’s Book Bio Peter's 20 year career as an educator has allowed him the experience to work thoughout the world as teacher, speaker, lecturer, and consultant for various institutional and educational settings. After completing his first degree at McGill University, he then received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario, his Master's Degree in educational administration from the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) and his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. During this time, he has been published in many prestigious academic publications around the world. His return to Canada has provided him the opportunity to undertake numerous workshops for different organizations including the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children (OCEC). and the internationally recognized Quest Conference for Educators which takes place in Ontario through the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). His passion for education comes from the belief that education holds the potential to make the world a better place. To achieve this belief, the need to inspire leadership in education is of the utmost importance, and this is the reason for this book. It hopes to instil the same belief and inspiration for education that will lead dedicated educator's through the good times, and carry them through the challenging times. Peter now lives in the Greater Toronto Area with his loving wife who is herself an educator, and whose patience and understanding is one of the main ingredients that gave rise to this publication. He is surrounded by two dogs and two cats who like each other.