JoAnn Klinker demonstrates in "Qualities of Democracy: Links to Democratic Leadership" that on-going critical inquiry is needed in the field of educational leadership, an arena that frequently if not normally leaves little time for practitioners to be gadflies. In particular, she argues that reflecting on and applying democratic ideas and ideals, especially those regarding the substantive democratic qualities of responsiveness, equality, and respect for civil and political freedoms, are critical means of nurturing democratic leaders and schools as well as democratic governments and societies.
And, perhaps, as unlikely as it may be, historians are gadflies at times.
But perhaps God has sent some of these gadflies
among us, if only we have ears to hear.
Division Two (Kick-off 2.30 pm):Kelma v Peggy Gadflies
; S A Barbarians v Royal Liver.
Kelma look title challengers after a 5-0 win over Moreton Shore, and Paul Gunderson scored two for Peggy Gadflies
as they beat Malt Shovel 5-0.
Stott Cup (kick-off 2.30 pm):B The Exmouth 5 Bird in Hand 5; B Peggy Gadflies 1Vanser Res 1; C Black Horse 7 Admiral 1; CKelma 4 Levers 2; D Black Horse Engines 2 BeechwoodFalcons 7; D The Plough 2004 2 Newton9.
Stott Cup (kick-off 2.30 pm):B Arrowe Park v Peggy Gadflies; B The Exmouth v Vanser Res; C Black Horse v A.C.Brookley; DBlack Horse Engines v The Plough 2004; DNew Dock v Newton.
2; BPeggy Gadflies 1Birkenhead Youth 5; C Bronze Social 1Parkfield B.
Stott Cup (Kick-off 2.30 pm):B The Exmouth v Bird in Hand; B Peggy Gadflies v Vanser Res; C Black Horse v Admiral; C Kelma v Levers; D Black Horse Engines v Beechwood Falcons; D The Plough 2004 v Newton; D Wirral Wanderers v Peninsula Star.
In Division Two Peggy Gadflies
moved into top spot with a fine 3-2 win away to AC Brookley.
Bronze Social and Peggy Gadflies
were involved in an eight-goal thriller with both teams taking a share of the points with a 4-4 scoreline.