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Author Riley, Kathryn A., author

Title Leadership of place : stories from schools in the US, UK and South Africa / Kathryn Riley
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 183 pages) : illustrations
Contents Place for me? -- A place in the city? -- Is this place always changing? -- What's in a neighbourhood?: stories from Brooklyn, New York -- What's in this global city for me?: stories from London's East End -- What's my location?: stories from the Eastern Cape, South Africa -- A place in the world
Summary The notion of 'place' is a powerful one: the place where we are from; the place where we live; the place where we would like to be. It raises issues of identity and belonging (or lack of it), and about roots and connections (or lack of them). In a world that is more uncertain, more liquid, less known, place matters. This engaging and accessible book is the first of its kind to look at the place of schools today, in the lives of young people. Drawing on original research from the US, UK and South Africa, Kathryn Riley poses some tough questions to the practitioners who lead our schools
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Belonging (Social psychology) -- Cross-cultural studies.
Educational sociology -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Educational sociology -- South Africa -- Case studies.
Educational sociology -- United States -- Case studies.
Place attachment -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Cross-cultural studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283950847 (MyiLibrary)
1441157697 (electronic bk.)
1441181466 (ebook (epub)
9781283950848 (MyiLibrary)
9781441157690 (electronic bk.)
9781441181466 (ebook (epub)