Christian Leadership in Education

  • David Cracknell


This chapter aims for a fuller understanding of how Christian faith can engage effectively with the personal and professional challenges that Christian leaders experience in schools, colleges or other educational organisations. From our exploration of what we mean by Christian leadership in education, its relationship to the wider study of educational leadership and how leaders might be challenged and transformed, we propose that Christian leadership in education is God-centred, God-led and God-empowered. It is concerned essentially with relationships and interdependence. It is about knowledge but even more about wisdom and a search for truth. It develops as discipleship and service, not status and self-importance; in community, not autonomously; with empowerment, not exploitation; and with a vision for learning that leads to life and hope.


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  • David Cracknell
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  1. 1.University of ChesterChesterUK

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