Killing me softly: the 'making up' of the educational leader

McWilliam, Erica L. & Hatcher, Caroline A. (2007) Killing me softly: the 'making up' of the educational leader. International Journal of Leadership in Education : Theory and Practice, 10(3), pp. 233-246.

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This paper examines how emotional literacy works as a ‘new humanist’ knowledge object, with particular emphasis on its capacity to shape pedagogical processes and their outcomes. It does so in three parts. First, it explores the dimensions of emotional literacy as a knowledge object, showing how the take-up of EQ may be understood to represent the triumph of self-stylisation-as-substance. Second, it indicates how it is located in a larger pedagogical agenda focused on human development and change. Finally, it considers the risks of endorsing and adopting this new knowledge object unproblematically into the work of universities and schools.

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ID Code: 9273
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HERN
DOI: 10.1080/13603120701303489
ISSN: 1464-5092
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in International Journal of Leadership in Education : Theory and Practice 10(3):pp. 233-246.
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:56

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