This weeks EDDi is a traditional digest - albeit a varied and busy one.
For starters, we review two excellent academic papers:
The Men Next in Line Aren’t Interested Anymore: Feminization of Senior Management Positions in Swedish Higher Education
Do human and cultural capital lenses contribute to our understanding of academic success in Russia
While the first of these pieces doesn’t directly relate to international schooling, we’ve chosen it because it contains some pertinent messages for all educational and international school leaders – notably the changing gender constitution (and character?) of leadership.
The second piece asks why some students enjoy academic glory while others flounder. There is, of course, no single answer. But there are indicators; sociological tools which help us to examine differential academic achievement. The paper uses two such tools to address this perennially perplexing question - you’ll have to read the digest to find out what they are.
Less theoretical but no less interesting, we have a piece by Dr Mike Whalley reflecting on:
Experienced teachers will nod along knowingly; early career teachers may wish to heed some of the warnings.
We are also delighted to again feature the work of Annie-Jane Finch-Johnson. In this edition her visual digest, err, digests a piece of research on pop-up wellbeing spaces:
More of Annie’s work can be read on her blog: talkpastoral.com.
And, last but very much not least, we are pleased to announce that EDDi’s Co-Founder and Lead Writer Dr Stephen Whitehead’s new book, Total Inclusivity at Work, is available for pre-order via Routledge.
This is an important text, coming at an important time. We encourage you to grab a copy. A flier giving more details is here:
Until next time…happy reading
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