This chapter considers the cutting-edge of educational leadership in Asia, which people view as encompassing leadership research, policy, and practice. It uses the concept of geography, literally and metaphorically, to examine the terrain in which the three dimensions of educational leadership are enacted. To do this, the chapter first defines the broader Asian region to demonstrate its complexity and diversity. Then, it delineates the scope of the research knowledge base, the physical terrain, on educational leadership in Asia, focusing on the diverse Confucian heritage societies of East Asia, which tend to have newly emerging research capacities. The chapter uses the research knowledge base to examine the dimensions of policy and practice by considering the political influence on educational leadership and then on the cultural contexts. For this portion of the analysis, it focuses on five Confucian-heritage societies: mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Vietnam. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
|Title of host publication||The Wiley international handbook of educational leadership|
|Editors||Duncan WAITE, Ira BOGOTCH|
|Place of Publication||Hoboken|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons Inc.|
|ISBN (Print)||9781118956717, 9781118956694, 9781118956700, 9781118956687|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
CitationBryant, D. A., Walker, A., & Qian, H. (2017). Asian geographies of educational leadership. In D. Waite, & I. Bogotch (Eds.), The Wiley international handbook of educational leadership (pp. 375-396). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
- Confucian-heritage societies
- Cultural geography
- Educational leadership
- Physical terrain
- Political influence
- Principal leadership
- Research knowledge base