Pedagogies for developing pedagogical leaders

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This chapter discusses some of the innovative pedagogies developed in various academic programs for educational leaders, such as school principals, teacher educators and education managers, at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED ), based in Karachi, Pakistan. It also delineates how these pedagogies helped the educational leaders re-conceptualize their leadership philosophies, approaches and practices as they were exposed to and engaged in more innovative and interesting ways of learning about leadership in general and ‘pedagogical leadership’ in particular. The chapter enunciates the rationales, relevance and effectiveness of the pedagogies employed in various academic programs to help the participants not only learn about pedagogical leadership but also develop their skills as pedagogical leaders through engaging in practical activities. It also highlights the challenges of developing and implementing such pedagogies in the context of Pakistan and other developing countries. It ends with a discussion on the implications of these pedagogies and recommendations for policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducational Leadership Policies and Practices: Voices from Developing Countries
EditorsJ. Khaki et al.
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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