International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges - International Studies in Higher Education (Hardback)Jill Jameson (editor)
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There is an increasing pressure for leading universities to perform well in competitive global and national ranking systems. International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education studies the complexity involved in the development and upkeep of good higher education provision. Without taking anything about leadership, management, governance, administration, authority or power for granted, this book draws together international case studies relating to specific instances of leadership to analyse how they relate to critical thinking and global challenges in higher education.
Using a selection of global case studies, this book explores:
The extent to which critical thinking on global challenges is employed by higher education leaders,The potential for an increase in the role of critical thinking in leadership,The creative potential for critical leadership thinking to transform institutions and communities,The essential attributes of critical thinking, namely cognitive, affective and social dimensions, andThe possibility for critical thinking to contribute to the global public common good by encouraging enhanced research, teaching and public service excellence.
Responding to the ever-increasing demands of the higher education climate, International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education is a vital resource for anyone occupying leadership positions in higher education institutions and any researchers or students looking to explore the landscape of critical thinking.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Professor Jameson's experience ensures that a steady hand steers us through the important topic of her new book. Her own academic standing has enabled her to create an excellent book with other senior academics and leaders who share her worldwide reputation. The outcome is an important and rigorous investigation of the criticality of the being of leadership in higher education from an international perspective.
It is well structured, paced and stimulating. It illuminates and helps us understand what is being done and what still needs to be done to ensure the integrity of the university. If we pay heed and learn from the messages then we should be prepared for at least the next couple of crises in higher education!
Paul Gibbs, Professor and Researcher CERS, Middlesex University, UK
The crucial importance of leadership in organizational performance is well documented in fields as diverse as politics, sports, business, and education. Leadership in higher education is particularly interesting because often those chosen to lead universities are selected based on their personal scholarship and professional standing rather than any demonstrated leadership ability. Professor Jameson's central argument about the importance of critical leadership thinking in meeting new global challenges is well illustrated through international case studies by a carefully selected team of chapter authors. This book makes an important and useful contribution to higher education leaders seeking to up their game.
David W. Chapman, Distinguished International Professor (Emeritus), University of Minnesota, USA