Developing Leadership in the Asia Pacific : A focus on the individual book cover
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Developing Leadership in the Asia Pacific
A focus on the individual

ISBN 9780415633413
Published November 18, 2013 by Routledge
296 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Developing Leadership in the Asia-Pacific focuses on the design of leadership programs that are able to meet the needs of students, teachers and the wider community. Rather than taking an all-encompassing approach that cover all contexts of leadership development, this book is based on research that guides the leadership teacher in designing a course that takes into account the specific context and needs of individual students, the purpose of the course, and how the course can be evaluated for its effectiveness.

Emphasising learner diversity, the book argues that the students’ specific cultural and educational contexts need to be taken into account when designing leadership programs. Although these courses are often taught outside of the regular curriculum, components of leadership can be found in the regular curriculum. Accordingly, this book helps the leadership teacher to integrate the leadership program with the regular curriculum through the use of guiding questions, quizzes, case studies, dilemmas, and other pedagogical strategies. It links research with practice, scaffolding teachers in understanding the content or issues described in each chapter, assisting them in building a fully defensible leadership program. A number of real life worked examples are also provided throughout each chapter as a practicable framework that can be used in teaching design for everyday units of work.

This book is a useful reference for researchers working in leadership as well as an essential tool for teachers developing leadership programs for students in primary, secondary or tertiary contexts.


Table of Contents

1. Contexts of Leadership Development 2. Models of Leadership  3. The Identification of Students with Leadership Potential  4. The Study of Individuals, Groups and Cultures  5. Communication Skills and Leadership Development  6. Character Building Skills: To be Just and Wise  7. Problem Solving Skills: The Unknotted Leader  8. Planning Skills: The Strategic leader  9. Integrating Leadership Development with the Regular Curriculum  10. Whole-School Approach to Developing Leadership in the Asia Pacific

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Sivanes Phillipson is Associate Professor of Family Studies at the Faculty of Education, Monash University Clayton Campus. 

Shane N. Phillipson is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education in Monash University.