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The Leadership Identity Journey takes readers on a breathtaking, all-consuming, transformative journey. The invitation is to think of your life as a journey that follows a mythic path. By doing so, new possibilities emerge for thinking about leadership identity and preparation, as well as artistic research and the education field. The perspectives described in this book are supported by school leaders’ insights into powerful iconic photographs relative to the five mythic life phases: the human condition, trials in life, human triumph, human transformation, and human crossing, with the addition of leadership as a dimension of the life-journey model. The authors conducted their study using selected photographs framed by the universal mythic framework inspired by mythologist Joseph Campbell.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475808582
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/05/2014
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 881,492
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

CAROL A. MULLEN, PhD, is Professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Tech, Director of the School of Education, and Associate Dean for Professional Education of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Carol is a known scholar in education who has published in the area of artistic research as related to human development.

FENWICK W. ENGLISH, PhD, is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fen is a leading scholar in education who has conducted studies on the use of visual data in research.

WILLIAM A. KEALY, PhD, is a retired Associate Professor of Instructional Technology. Bill is known for his research on instructional media and visual information, and he is an accomplished artist who has a fine arts degree in painting and sculpture.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword: Confessions of a (Reforming) Structural-Functionalist-Karen Seashore Louis
Chapter 1: Sketching the Universal Leadership Journey
Chapter 2: Witnessing Educational Leaders on the Mythic Journey
Chapter 3: Seeing, Believing, and Constructing Meaning
Chapter 4: Describing Relevance for Leadership Practice
Chapter 5: Revealing Relevance for Practice, Preparation, and Research
About the Authors

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