1st Edition

Leading in Multicultural Schools Cultural Intelligence and Leadership Styles for Better Organisations

By Joseph Malaluan Velarde Copyright 2024
    180 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Velarde explores how cultural competencies and leadership styles can be integrated and maximised to create and sustain a healthy environment for better learning. The integration of cultural intelligence and effective school leadership practices shapes the foundation for a culturally strategic leadership.

    This book uses research from Malaysia supported by cases and studies from various parts of the world to bring readers perspectives that can be applied in an international context. Velarde examines how various school leaders (i.e., principals, coordinators, heads of department, teacher leaders) in national and international schools utilise cross-cultural capabilities and leadership styles in their multicultural schools to work inclusively on a shared vision despite the challenges of cultural conflicts. As a framework in leading in multicultural schools, its culturally strategic leadership principles and practices come from the examination of current research in cultural intelligence and educational leadership to provide scholars and practitioners an alternative perspective and practical guide in school leadership and its intended outcomes.

    This insightful, practical, and reflective guide will be useful as a reference for scholars and students in the field of educational leadership and management. As a supplement to teaching modules in universities, lecturers of school leadership will also find this book resourceful.

    1. Introduction  2. Developing Cultural Awareness and Competency through Cultural Intelligence  3. Applying Cultural Intelligence in Leading in Diverse Organisations  4. Integrating Instructional Leadership in the Implementation of Inclusive Programs and Policies  5. Maximising Transformational Leadership towards an Inclusive Vision and Action  6. Using Transactional Leadership Practices to Achieve and Sustain Organisational Harmony  7. Developing Future Leaders through Distributed Leadership in Multicultural School Settings  8. Sustaining a Healthy Organisation for Inclusive Education


    Joseph Malaluan Velarde is a lecturer at Taylor's University, Malaysia. He holds a PhD in education from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. Having worked for more than 15 years in private secondary and international schools in the Philippines and in Malaysia, he currently teaches modules in sociolinguistics, pedagogy, educational research, and school leadership. His current research focuses on school leadership, teaching of English, and cultural diversity.