Title

Corrupted principles and the challenges of critically reflective leadership

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Peter Lang Publishing

School

School of Education

RAS ID

12713

Comments

Originally published as : Cunningham, C. (2011). Corrupted principles and the challenges of critically reflective leadership. Bern: Peter Lang Publishing. Original book available here

Abstract

Corrupted Principles and the Challenges of Critically Reflective Leadership documents the author’s research as a K-12 principal in an elite American International School in Bolivia. During those years she kept a daily journal of her work that revealed exactly how the school fabricated college transcripts and passed failing students and examines why the school remained unaccountable for its corrupt actions. Against a backdrop of national crisis when Bolivia’s indigenous majority struggled to gain executive political power and invoke inclusive and pluralistic education reforms, this book details how the school’s plutocratic processes helped to guarantee that its wealthy young graduates would retain their privileged place in society. As the title suggests, Corrupted Principles and the Challenges of Critically Reflective Leadership reveals the author’s professional Dilemma to remain true to her education ideals while leading a corrupt school. How she resolved this ethical predicament is the crux of this study and illuminates the challenges and inspiration of doing Critically Reflective Leadership.

DOI

10.3726/978-3-0351-0304-5

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.3726/978-3-0351-0304-5