Fei Wang

Associate Professor

Research Classification

Education and Training Management
Leadership
Social Contract and Social Justice
Ideology and Social Policy

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Educational administration and leadership
social justice and diversity
comparative policy studies
the role of the school principals

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quantitative research
Qualitative Research
action research

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My research lies in the areas of educational leadership and administration, social justice and diversity, “subversive” leadership, leadership in cross-cultural settings, and educational policy studies. I explore how principals negotiate policies and practices that they consider socially unjust to students and how they “creatively” cope with conflicts between moral and ethical obligations and counterproductive policies and practices. Drawing from social justice and leadership theories, I am currently involved in research in four interrelated areas: a) the changing nature of school principals’ work, particularly, their work intensification; b) principals’ subversive strategies in contexts where their day-to-day operation of schools is significantly constrained by policy initiatives and academic standards; c) principals’ strategic leadership through The Art of War to understand school principals’ social justice advocacy when their work is fraught with tensions, moral dilemmas, and political struggles; and d) leadership challenges in cross-cultural contexts (e.g., offshore schools). These projects are funded by SSHRC, Hampton, and HSS grants.

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