Transformative Curriculum Chapter 6
Becoming a Transformative Curriculum Leader
What is Transformative Curriculum Leadership?
A collaborative process of fundamental change involving a progressive team of students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community leaders who systematically address the overlapping reform topics.
Transformative curriculum leadership is a demanding approach to systemic educational change, and the inspiration and dedication to engage in it must lie deep within each person.
The Five Moral Persuasions
The word persuasion captures the sense of an emerging moral position that
transformative leaders expand on and refine throughout their personal and
Five ways of thinking about the people who find themselves persuaded to undertake the moral challenge of democratic curriculum reform:
Becoming a Transformative Leader: A Scaffolding
|Affirmation of personal moral persuasions through mutual reassurance, nurturance and sustenance of beliefs, and validation of democratic ideas.|
|Development of a common language and the opportunity to practice it with like-minded people.|
|Refinement of the knowledge that informs transformative curriculum leadership practices|
|Development of skills necessary for collaborating, criticizing, compromising, dealing with challenge and opposition, strengthening conviction, and resisting co-option by the mainstream.|
|Experiences that transform moral persuasions into convictions and conviction-based leadership.|
Notes taken from:
Henderson, J.G. & Hawthorne, R. D. (2000). Transformative curriculum leadership (2nd). Upper Saddle River: Merrill.