This chapter compares the issue of cultures of justice in the systems of education governance in three education systems: Ireland, Scotland and Pakistan. The focus for the comparison are the current policies which shape the regulation of education. These policies were reviewed to identify key issues relating to social justice and equality, decision-making and accountability. From the analysis of each system, three central issues were identified: firstly, the improvement of a state education system; secondly, the degree of decentralisation and centralisation in governance structures and thirdly, the expectations placed on school leaders. The chapter concludes by discussing the tensions between the drive for system improvement and opportunities for school leaders to build strategies to address issues of inequality in schools.
|Title of host publication||Cultures of Social Justice Leadership|
|Subtitle of host publication||An Intercultural Context of Schools|
|Editors||Pamela S. Angelle, Deirdre Torrance|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 28 Apr 2019|
|Name||Intercultural Studies in Education|