Community Redefined: School Leaders Moving from Autonomy to Global Interdependence through Short-Term Study Abroad

  • Janis B. Fine
  • Krista W. McNamara
Keywords: Study abroad, Education abroad, Educational leaders, Practices in schools


This paper will present a framework for how to use global learning to develop in today’s educational leaders the conceptualization and disposition to bring about the revolutionary changes that eliminate marginalizing practices in schools. By providing a global framework to guide this development, tomorrow’s educational leaders will be provided with the learning they need to address the problems they will face in the future. Such a strategy aims to revitalize educational leadership preparation programs and increase student engagement by showing the relevance of global knowledge to education’s most urgent social, ethical, and civic challenges.


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Author Biography

Janis B. Fine

Janis Fine is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Education Leadership at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Fine’s teaching and research focus on the development of today’s school leaders to meet the challenges of leading schools in a complex global society. Her particular area of interest is in the exploration of equity and justice for today’s K-12 schools. 


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How to Cite
Fine, J. B., & McNamara, K. W. (2011). Community Redefined: School Leaders Moving from Autonomy to Global Interdependence through Short-Term Study Abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 21(1), 254-274.
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