Curriculum and Pedagogy

Authored by: Edith A. Rusch

International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders

Print publication date:  July  2008
Online publication date:  May  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415988476
eBook ISBN: 9780203872239
Adobe ISBN: 9781135277017

10.4324/9780203872239.ch11

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Abstract

Constructing an international perspective of the curricula that form worldwide educational leadership programs is somewhat like trying to develop a worldwide picture of women’s lives. I have a vivid memory of the first time I realized that my understandings of professional women’s issues were based on a singular Westernized view and that my carefully crafted knowledge base was most incomplete and almost useless once I moved beyond the United States. In that moment, in the Russian state of Tartarstan, I became a more humble learner.

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