1st Edition

Leading Learning/Learning Leading: A retrospective on a life's work
The selected works of Robert J. Starratt

ISBN 9781138036932
Published May 26, 2017 by Routledge
186 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

USD $170.00

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Book Description

Internationally recognized for his writing on educational leadership, and the ethics of educational leadership, Robert J. Starratt brings together a thoughtfully crafted selection of his writing, representing key aspects of his life and work, leading to his current thinking on the convergence of school leadership, the professional ethics of educators, and the integrity of the teaching-learning process.

This retrospective reveals Starratt's enduring work as probing the foundational intelligibility of the teaching-learning process and its connection to human development of both students and teachers. It exhibits his efforts to focus the leadership of the teaching-learning process on a combination of cognitive insight into the intelligibility of the world, affective dwelling in the particulars of that intelligibility, and the responsibilities one’s relationships with the particular might suggest.

A new introduction contextualises Starratt's work against key developments in the field. The unique collection of chapters develop various themes, from human resource development to the complexity of curriculum change and from ethical analysis of school organizational structures to the complex dramas in students’ personal lives and in the classroom. The book chronicles Starratt’s contributions to the field and his role as a leading scholar, who has played a key part in the development of leadership and ethics in education over the course of his career.

Leading Learning/Learning Leading will be of global interest to education leaders and researchers engaged in the field of educational leadership and ethical education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Knowing at the level of sympathy  3. The drama of schooling/the schooling of drama  4. The challenging world of educational leadership  5. Cultivating a Perspective on Learning  6. Building an ethical school  7. Working within the geography of human development  8. Foundational qualities of an ethical person  9. The moral dimension of human resource development  10. The ethics of teaching  11. Cultivating a mature community  12. The complexity of ethical living and learning

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Robert J. Starratt is Emeritus Professor of Education at The Lynch School of Education, Boston College, USA.


'Robert J. Starratt's writing is the single-most important body of work by any living scholar on the subject of leadership ethics and responsibility in education. Starratt is original, authentic and inspirational. If you want to become better as a leader and a human being, start right here.' - Andy Hargreaves, Brennan Chair in Education, Boston College 

'Starratt's intellectual autobiography demonstrates not only his own evolution as a scholar but how (or perhaps, whether) our field as a whole has demonstrated a "recycling of interacting core concerns." The changes, dilemmas, and contradictions he identifies in his own intellectual development and quests, present important concerns for our professional community's care, critique, and justice.' - Gary Crow, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University