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Reflecting on Leadership in Language Education

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Although there are many aspects of language education that have been covered extensively in the literature, from methodologies to technologies, Leadership in Language Education (LiLE) has received very little attention – until recently.

As the world saw, during the global pandemic, poor leadership at the highest levels costs lives. The world needs better leaders -- at every level of society -- and Reflecting on Leadership in Language Education represents the first time that Reflective Practice has been positioned at the forefront of leadership development in language education. It is also the first book ever to bring together 300 years of LiLE experience into a single volume, capturing the insights from three centuries of lived LiLE experiences for the generations of leaders to come.

Published: Jan 27, 2022

Series


Section Chapter Authors
Prelims
Series Editor's Preface Thomas Farrell
Introduction
Introduction and Overview: Reflecting on Leadership in Times of Crisis Andy Curtis
Chapter 1: Learning from the Life Stories of Others
Introduction to the Question One Responses Andy Curtis
The Question One Responses Okon Effiong, Christel Broady, Leo Mercado, Andy Curtis, Marjorie Rosenberg, Rosemary DePetro Orlando, Rosa Aronson, Deborah Healey, Neil J. Anderson, Kathleen M. Bailey
Chapter 2: The Multiplicity of Meanings of RP
Introduction to the Question Two Responses Andy Curtis
The Question Two Responses Okon Effiong, Christel Broady, Leo Mercado, Andy Curtis, Marjorie Rosenberg, Rosemary DePetro Orlando, Rosa Aronson, Deborah Healey, Neil J. Anderson, Kathleen M. Bailey
Chapter 3: The Challenges of Doing RP
Introduction to the Question Three Responses Andy Curtis
The Question Three Responses Okon Effiong, Christel Broady, Leo Mercado, Andy Curtis, Marjorie Rosenberg, Rosemary DePetro Orlando, Rosa Aronson, Deborah Healey, Neil J. Anderson, Kathleen M. Bailey
Chapter 4: Reflecting on Leadership Challenges in Language Education
Introduction to the Question Four Responses Andy Curtis
The Question Four Responses Okon Effiong, Christel Broady, Leo Mercado, Andy Curtis, Marjorie Rosenberg, Rosemary DePetro Orlando, Rosa Aronson, Deborah Healey, Neil J. Anderson, Kathleen M. Bailey
Chapter 5
Recapping and Reflecting Forward Andy Curtis
End Matter
Index Andy Curtis

Reviews

One could say the book is like a kaleidoscope or patchwork; it does not flow smoothly and you cannot read it in one or a few sittings. But this is its beauty. Professional development and reflection require pausing, reflecting about experiences and planning ahead. The readers of the book will pick it up, put it down; they may need or simply enjoy longer reflective breaks. This book offers ample reflective incidents, events or even adventures; it is a unique personal experience.
Humanising Language Teaching


Reflective practice is already an important concept in education and in management and is likely to increase in importance as an essential skill and attitude of mind for teachers, trainers and leaders in language education. This addition to Equinox Publishing’s expanding list of studies of the role of reflective practice in language education is important for researchers and for teachers in administrative and leading teaching and teacher training roles. As well as its extensive use of reference its dynamic quality comes from the actual reflections of leaders in language education about their lives, their teaching and their working in running teaching organisations.
Training, Language and Culture