LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

EDU5LDI

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to some of the major issues that dominate today's thinking about organisational leadership. It provides students an opportunity to explore and critique the need for leaders in education and other organisations to implement suitable leadership strategies and approaches that will effectively respond to the diverse management and leadership needs of today's complex and culturally diverse organisations. Participants examine the context of the changing demographics of today's organisation and the eminence of globalisation, along with the need for paradigmatic-shift in conventional leadership mindsets and practices towards diversity and inclusion. Relevant theories of diversity and inclusion are investigated including: theory of equity and attribution, as they relate to ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexuality and age. Students will demonstrate a fact-based understanding of existing case studies and models of best leadership practices, and a critical awareness of relevant factors influencing leadership effectiveness.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCultural diversity, liberal pluralism and schoolsRecommendedBurtonwood, N. (2006)ROUTELEDGE
ReadingsCulturally proficient Leadership: The personal journey begins withinRecommendedTerrel, R., & Lindsey, R. (2010)THOUSAND OAKS
ReadingsHandbook of workplace diversityRecommendedKonrad, A., Prasad, P., & Pringle, J. (2006)SAGE
ReadingsLeadership: Understanding its global impactRecommendedDaglish, C., & Miller, P. (2010)THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, PRAHAN, VIC
ReadingsThe Oxford handbook of critical management studiesRecommendedAlvesson, M., Bridgeman, T., & Wilmot, H (Eds). (2011)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsWorld class diversity management: A strategic approachRecommendedThomas, R. (2010)BERRETT-KOEHLER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically examine the terms: diversity and inclusion.

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02. Identify key issues affecting diversity and inclusion in contemporary workforce.

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03. Identify contemporary leadership capabilities that contribute to good diversity and inclusive practices.

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04. Develop a personal critical perspective on models of best leadership practices.

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05. Demonstrate awareness of the impacts of globalisation and the changing demographics in the workplace.

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06. Critique the theories of equity and attribution, as they relate to diversity and inclusion.

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07. Critically examine how prevailing leadership practices respond to the situation nationally and in various international contexts, particularly the Asia-Pacific.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 32-38, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartha Kamara

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 38
Four 7.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word critical literature review50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
One 3,000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07