A Book Review - Educational Leadership in Pakistan: Ideals and Realities

A Book Review – Educational Leadership in Pakistan: Ideals and Realities

All concerning the Book

This can be the first-ever book on educational leadership, published in Pakistan. Dr. Jan-e-Alam Khaki and Dr. Qamar Safdar are the editors of this book. The book consists of a series of empirical research undertaken by qualified educational researchers in Pakistan, linked straight or indirectly with AKU-IED. You will discover numerous believed-provoking and insightful subjects in this book; every single complements our learning experiences. The book is divided into 4 sections and fourteen chapters; every section and chapter is intertwined with one another and illuminates challenges and its remedial measures.

Section 1 describes the development of educational leadership in Pakistan. The second section bargains with the Diversity of Leadership: perceptions and practices of leadership in Pakistan. The third session appears in the role of the educational transform agents, plus the fourth section explores the prospects of educational leadership in Pakistan. To get in-depth insights from the book, we decided to concentrate on the initial two sections and reviewed the initial six chapters.

In the initial chapter, Dr. Sajid Ali and Muhammad Babur highlight the troubles and nature of governance throughout pre and post-independence. The structure of education during the British and right after independence is analytically compared. The chapter indicates that the involvement of educational leadership is missing in both periods, causing different concerns in the education system, ineffective management and indistinct teaching methodologies, and so forth. Within the second chapter, Zubaida Bana reflects upon the understanding of productive leadership.

Using the Katha (storytelling) strategy, she starts the discussion pints of a headteacher who imaginatively discovers the meanings in allegories and metaphors to recognize the roles and responsibilities of an efficient education leader in his/her school. Katha of leadership described within this chapter stimulates our minds that each individual can lead. Some may well lead in …

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