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Relationen mellan interkulturellt ledarskap och praktisk kunskap
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

My essay is concerned with intercultural leadership and practical knowledge. The essay is about ethical dilemmas and the diversity of issues we face constantly at the preschool. In my story I examine the different views of knowledge and the opportunities to lead people in an intercultural way, and how they relate to each other. I start by looking at the ethical ideas that form the basis for our actions and our view of knowledge. Then, I examine how the practical wisdom guides the ethical dilemmas that arise at the preschool. Thus, that leads me to the different forms of knowledge which are made visible in our daily work at the preschool, how they can be understood in the cultural environment in which they arise, and how they can be related to leadership. I show how the thinking ways and traditions we create shape the leadership. My inquiry is related to my colleagues since my professional role as a preschool teacher is made possible only in a social context with them. I find that the relationship between my own understanding of the practical knowledge and intercultural management can be related to my colleagues, as well as to parents and preschool children. The environment at the preschool is based on different ways of thinking and traditions that are transmitted and transformed in different processes. The inter-cultural leadership is questioned in the working group and the desire for authoritarian leadership is brought to question. Our view of knowledge is dependent on the ethical values we choose to make use of. Knowledge and leadership is created in a process that never ends, together with the people who create and recreate it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
intercultural management, practical knowledge, social context, reflection, parents, colleagues, leadership, thinking ways and traditions, authoritarian leadership
Keyword [sv]
interkulturellt ledarskap, praktisk kunskap, social kontext, reflektion, föräldrar, kollegor, ledarskap, tankestil, tanketradition, auktoritärt ledarskap
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16713OAI: diva2:537937
Subject / course
Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-28 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2012-06-28Bibliographically approved

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