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Deployed to Deliver

The Displaced Agency of Teachers in Globalised Education Systems

Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Education is a vital institution for balancing the excesses of globalisation and changing understandings of civic and global responsibility. However, education policy often bows to promoting education that dovetails with a global economy increasingly predicated on consumption and competition. What can teachers do? Under these circumstances, is policy for education really about education? Deployed to Deliver: Teachers in Globalised Education Systems investigates these and other questions and the dilemmas they pose for national, international and supranational educational policy makers, educators, social theorists and practitioners. It works from the premise that education policy for a knowledge society necessitates a critical analysis of global agencies and how they reconstruct education for a global economy. If we are to understand that education has its negative and positive manifestations and possibilities, we need to go beyond the simplistic agendas of global agencies and problematise the view of the future.

Career Moves

Mentoring for Women Advancing Their Career and Leadership in Academia

Edited by Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Mentoring and career guidance are the missing ingredients in women’s career planning at the higher education level. This book recognizes and gives voice to some of the common career concerns of women in higher education and responds to these through well informed, researched and experiential chapters focussing on interests specific to women in academia.
Career Moves is an international collection of book chapters that explore a range of specific issues that all women in higher education face or will face as they move up the career ladder. The book follows a career trajectory from new academics, middle academics and senior academics, in order to provide specific mentoring advice thatwill be useful, practical and essential for all women contemplating a career in higher education.

The book draws on the substantial knowledge, experience and information of successful women currently working in higher education. Each chapter presents strategic information for academics working in higher education who may be seeking insider’s advice about negotiating their careers. The authors, as ‘mentors’, reflect, discuss and offer critical learning to the readers. The aim is to help guide and shape women’s career moves in higher education.
In this international edition authors have given personal accounts of what works and how women could prepare for the next stages of their academic careers. Authors have given sociological accounts of obstacles and how these can impede women if they are not aware of strategies to overcome barriers. Insights about successful mentoring programs are highlighted to provide possible models for organizations.

Mapping Internationalisation in Schools

Contingency and Ad-hoc Development

Athena Vongalis-Macrow

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Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Educational leadership as the dynamic interplay between performance and learning outcomes has been largely depicted as taking place within a pacified educational space in which broader social, political and economic challenges have been stopped at the school’s entrance. However, pressing social and economic issues, such as preserving biodiversity and sustainability, coupled with the prominence of environmental education and environmental ethics in schools and in relevant educational curricula, suggests a misfit between the burgeoning global educational outlook demanded by such areas of learning and the narrow, school-based focus of educational leadership. Educational researchers have identified the growing cosmopolitanism of new teachers working with a global epistemic outlook and the impact these new teachers have on the teaching profession and the work of teachers. New teachers have a growing social and cultural awareness, which they seek to pursue through their teaching practice. Fundamental to the more cosmopolitan outlook of new teachers are notions of global interconnectedness and that the role of education is broader and more than delivering fundamental literacy and numeracy. The value of education is determined by how much good it can do for the individual and the learner in the context of global social responsibility. With the advent of cosmopolitan teachers, new forms of educational leadership are required in which the leading of education is underpinned by notions of education as a public good, an educative process able to facilitate broader understandings such as the need for climate stability as a fundamental to all humanity. In this chapter, I will outline key shifts required in educational leadership is order to suggest a better fit between education as a public good and how cosmopolitan leadership can affirm the critical role of educators and education for sustainable futures.

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Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Educational leadership as the dynamic interplay between performance and learning outcomes has been largely depicted as taking place within a pacified educational space in which broader social, political and economic challenges have been stopped at the school’s entrance. However, pressing social and economic issues, such as preserving biodiversity and sustainability, coupled with the prominence of environmental education and environmental ethics in schools and in relevant educational curricula, suggests a misfit between the burgeoning global educationaloutlook demanded by such areas of learning and the narrow, school-based focus of educational leadership. Educational researchers have identified the growing cosmopolitanism of new teachers working with a global epistemic outlook and the impact these new teachers have on the teaching profession and the work of teachers. New teachers have a growing social and cultural awareness, which they seek to pursue through their teaching practice. Fundamental to the more cosmopolitan outlook of new teachers are notions of global interconnectedness and that the role of education is broader and more than delivering fundamental literacy and numeracy. The value of education is determined by how much good it can do for the individual and the learner in the context of global social responsibility. With the advent of cosmopolitan teachers, new forms of educational leadership are required in which the leading of education is underpinned by notions of education as a public good, an educative process able to facilitate broader understandings such as the need for climate stability as a fundamental to all humanity. In this chapter, I will outline key shifts required in educational leadership is order to suggest a better fit between education as a public good and how cosmopolitan leadership can affirm the critical role of educators and education for sustainable futures.

Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Athena Vongalis-Macrow