Emotion Management and Feelings in Teaching and Educational Leadership: A Cultural Perspective

Izhar Oplatka
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Khalid Arar
Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, Israel

Product Details
28 May 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
304 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Educational Administration


Past research has identified a wide variety of emotions and emotional engagements among school leaders and teachers including passion, excitement and satisfaction. However, the literature often centers on negative emotions of school leaders, such as fear of failure, anxiety and disillusionment with the system.
Thus far, most research on this issue has focused almost entirely on western educational systems. This book departs from that and highlights the connection between culture and emotion management in these settings, and allows researchers from different parts of the world to demonstrate how national and local culture influence the way educational leaders and teachers express their feelings, display their emotion, or suppress emotion in public. Emotion Management in Teaching and Education Leadership allows teachers and educational leaders from both traditional and marginalized societies to tell their own stories of feelings, emotion management, and emotion regulation at work. By expanding our knowledge beyond the cultural boundaries of Anglo-American nations and evoking new considerations in the research on emotion in organizations, this book will prove invaluable for researchers and school leaders.
Introduction; Izhar Oplatka & Khalid Arar 
Section One: Culture and Context in the Study of Emotion in Education  
Chapter 1. A Call to Study Educator Emotion as a Contextualized Phenomenon; Izhar Oplatka & Khalid Arar
Chapter 2. Organising in Schools: It's all about Emotions; Chris James 
Section Two: Educational Management and Emotion in Different Cultural Arenas 
Chapter 3. Exploring Emotion Management Strategies of Junior High School Teachers in Shanghai, China; Weisheng Li & Meng Tian 
Chapter 4. A Female School Leader and Emotional Management: Coping in 'Special Measures' in a Secondary School in England; Joanne Cliffe 
Chapter 5. A Restorative Approach to Valuing Emotion Management in Educational Leadership: The Case of Liberians and Palestinian Arabs in Israel; Alia Sheety 
Chapter 6. Emotion Expression Among Arab Deputy-Principals in Israel: The Key Role of the Local Culture; Khalid Arar 
Chapter 7. Muslim Women Mobilizing Emotionality; Amaarah DeCuir  
Chapter 8. Factors Affecting Emotional Management in Highly Complex Schools: The Case of Two Spanish Schools; Serafín Antúnez; Patricia Silva & Charles L. Slater 
Section Three: Cross-Cultural Understandings of Educators' Feelings and Emotions 
Chapter 9. New Principals’ Emotions: Interactions with ‘Inherited’ School Cultures; Rinnelle Lee-Piggott 
Chapter 10. There is Always Light at the End of the Tunnel: Emotions of a Turkish School Leader in a Syrian Refugee School; Deniz Örücü 
Chapter 11. The Effects of Shame in School Leadership: The Case of Turkish Principals; Kadir Beycioglu & Mehmet Sincar 
Chapter 12. Building Teachers' Trust in Principals and Colleagues: A Study of Critical Incidents in Chilean Schools; José Weinstein; Javiera Peña; Javiera Marfán & Dagmar Raczynski 
Chapter 13. Understanding Willpower and Its Role in Leadership: A Study on how Educational Leaders from different multicultural backgrounds perceive Willpower; Rose Anne Cuschieri
Izhar Oplatka is Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership and Head of the Department of Educational Policy and Administration at Tel Aviv University, Israel. His research focuses on the lives and careers of school teachers and principals, educational marketing, emotions in schools, and the foundations of educational administration as a field of study. 
Khalid Arar is President of Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis in education, Israel. His research focuses in issue of diversity and equity in educational leadership and higher education, and he is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Leadership in Education.
This important edited book provides valuable insights into the emotional dimensions of leadership from a cross-cultural perspective and with an impressive cast of authors from several international contexts. - Tony Bush, University of Nottingham, UK

This book provides a salutary and long overdue look at the role that emotions play in educational leadership in diverse cultural contexts…I am delighted to highly commend this book to all educational leadership scholars and students. - Professor Jane Wilkinson, Monash University, Australia

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