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Leadership, sustainability and ethics

Bottery, Michael


Michael Bottery


C M Branson

SJ Gross


This chapter is concerned with what educational leaders can lear about the ethics of their practice from a study of environmental systems. It examiners three sources for such learning. One source is from an understanding of the epistemology of these two systems, particular from a gerater understanding of the complexity of actions., as well as a necesarily greater provisionality of judgments than is normally recognised. A second source of ethical learning stems fromexamining when these two systems get into trouble, for both education and the environment suffer from a numbr of similar kinds of stressors, and similar kinds of crisis points. A final source of ethical learning derives from the fact that both systems appear to benefit from simmilar prescriptions for remediation and greater sustainability.


Bottery, M. (2014). Leadership, sustainability and ethics. In C. M. Branson, & S. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of ethical educational leadership (81 - 92). New York: Routledge.

Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2014
Online Publication Date May 9, 2014
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Pages 81 - 92
Book Title Handbook of ethical educational leadership
ISBN 978-0-41585-390-3
Keywords Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics
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