Culturally sustaining leadership
Assignment 2: Challenges and issues for culturally aligned leadership – Essay
To better help you with assignment 2 which is an essay, work through module 3 also which discusses the Treaty of Waitangi. The assignment criteria will provide what you need to cover. Follow each of the steps. It is not a literature review, we do not need you to regurgitate what is already written, we need you to critique and argue the need for culturally aligned leadership based on what you identified in assignment 1 and then highlight the challenges and issues identified within a one size fits one leadership model. In assignment 1 you identified key concepts of what culturally aligned leadership might look like particularly with the two readings you critiqued. In module 2 you will critique school leadership within the New Zealand context, in particular the, “Kiwi Leadership for School Principals” (KLP). In assignment 2 you are required to engage in paradigms, cultural capital, power imbalances and knowledge hierarchies. When critiquing the KLP what challenges sit behind this model, whose knowledge counts, whose cultural capital defines what ‘effective’ leadership looks like and what power imbalances are at play. For international students, these challenges are not unique to the New Zealand context, rather one model is provided for this critique.
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your written critical analysis skills regarding the challenges and issues relating to culturally aligned leadership.
This assignment is linked to Assignment 1: Engaging in culturally aligned leadership – Digital presentation. You can draw on the ideas you presented in Assignment 1 to help you plan and write this essay.
Note: The following suggested word counts are only approximations.
Your task for this assignment is as follows:
1. Provide an introduction and conclusion to your essay (approximately 200 words each).
2. Define what counts as culturally aligned leadership and investigate why there is a need to have culturally aligned leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand, with particular reference to our commitment as leaders to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi and our diverse society. Draw on Assignment 1 to support your argument (500–700 words). (Criteria 1, 2, 3).
3. Draw on the literature to critique what the challenges and issues of culturally aligned leadership are in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi (900–1000 words). (Criteria 4).
4. Critically reflect on a challenge or issue in your own working context, discussing the impact and implications for culturally authentic leadership. Make recommendations related to the issues. Please ensure the recommendations are developed into paragraphs and not listed as bullet points (1000–1100 words). (Criteria 5, 6, 7).
5. Apply assignment writing guidelines—grammar, spelling, referencing, expression and word count. (Criteria 8).
• Reading lists (Modules 1–4).
This assignment draws on resources and your learning from the first four modules of the course. In addition to the materials provided in this course, it is recommended that you search for and select additional journal articles, book chapters and conference papers that contribute to your understanding. Use the resources provided in the Assignment briefcase to support you.
Your essay will be assessed against the following criteria:
1. Define culturally aligned leadership.
2. Investigate why there is a need to have culturally aligned leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand.
3. Address our commitment as leaders to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi and our diverse society.
4. Critique the challenges and issues of culturally aligned leadership in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.
5. Critically reflect on a challenge or issue in your own working context.
6. Discuss the impact and implications for culturally aligned leadership.
7. Make recommendations related to the issues identified in the implications for culturally aligned leadership.
8. Apply APA conventions and assignment writing guidelines.
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