Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12540/663
Title: Contextual leadership and culture in education
Authors: Noman, Mohammad 
Gurr, David 
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Source: Noman, M., & Gurr, D. (2020). Contextual Leadership and Culture in Education. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.
Abstract: Context, culture and leadership are features of educational organizations, yet the relationship between the three is poorly understood. Often leadership theories are propagated as though they will be applicable in all situations, yet research on successful school leaders has found that leadership is highly contextual in nature and that the success of educational leaders depends upon how leaders adapt their practices according to contextual factors. Contextual leadership transcends the rigid, and at times overlapping, boundaries of existing educational leadership theories and models and brings the context to the center stage of the practices of educational leaders. Culture can be considered as one of the context factors, but it is a complicated factor with many dimensions. Successful educational leaders are the ones who master the art of creating a balance between multiple cultural contexts acting upon their institutions and, through their contextual practices, learn the art of successfully leading their institutions by creating an inclusive, multicultural environment. Successful school leaders are those that are culturally sensitive, but not context constrained.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12540/663
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.595
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