Several studies have suggested that the implementation of ethical leadership can lead to improved job satisfaction, enhanced emotional commitment, and prevent employees from burnout. This article investigates the concept of ethical leadership and its repercussions on the field of education through a uniting perspective. This study proposes a review of the ethical leadership literature focusing on three paradigms: ethics of care, justice, and critique which we are linking to the concept of heartful education as helping tools for administrators, faculty, students, and families alike. The goals of this article are to (a) obtain a concept of ethical educational leadership; (b) to explore a relationship between ethical educational leadership and heartful education; (c) to adopt a uniting view on ethical educational leadership; (d) to investigate the roles of educational leaders through the ethics or care, justice, and critique; (e) to review previous ethical educational leadership studies (f) to obtain a series of conclusions on the implementation of this type of leadership on the field of education.
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