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This article is a critical retrospective account of the decisions made by a team of evaluators contracted to assess a week-long leadership program for high school youth. The program planners all sought to prepare community youth leaders to foster the freedom of religion, but they varied in how they believed this ought to be achieved. The ethical dilemmas discussed in the article focus on the authors' choices of engagement or non-engagement as they strove to understand different stakeholders' perspectives, while also witnessing events that challenged their own perspectives of the program.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2011
The authors propose the revival of reverence and reverential listening in teaching and leading in schools. The authors take Woodruff's philosophical and historical analysis of reverence and extend it to education, particularly for teachers and school leaders. The authors’ purpose is to show what reverential listening is and how it can be part of best practices in schools. The authors conclude that small acts of reverent kindness, like the acts of reverent listening accomplished by teachers and leaders in schools, can be transformative.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010
Stimulating Teachers' Reflection and Feedback Asking: An Interplay of Self-Efficacy, Learning Goal Orientation, and Transformational Leadership
The purpose of the study was to investigate how teachers' reflection and feedback asking can be explained by occupational self-efficacy, learning goal orientation and transformational leadership. Data were collected from a survey completed by 456 teachers from a Dutch College for Vocational Education and Training. The findings show that occupational self-efficacy and learning goal orientation are positively related to reflection and feedback asking.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Preparing Special Education Administrators for Inclusion in Diverse, Standards-Based Contexts: Beyond the Council for Exceptional Children and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium
In this article, the authors examine the standards used to prepare special education administrators. The authors offer new insights into the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate the inclusion of diverse students with disabilities in standards-based classrooms.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2010
This paper reports upon findings from four multiple-perspective case studies of successful principals in challenging urban contexts. Each principal was described as making a significant difference to the quality of school education. The analysis of the cases identified that there were several interconnected strategies that are not only important, but essential for leadership success in these schools. They are related to setting the directions, developing people, redesigning the organisation and changing the culture of the school. Each of them encompasses more specific competencies, attitudes and considerations.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
This article explores the sacred space of teaching and learning by examining a five-year personal inquiry into the study and practice of teaching leadership. The article explains a parallel process which describes students' learning and the author's own learning and development as a teacher, scholar, and university leader as a result of working together in experiential undergraduate leadership classes.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2009
Three significant impediments to mentoring success have been identified in the literature: insufficient time; mentors' lack of professional expertise; and personality mismatches. To address these issues, a skills training program was developed in Victoria. This program utilized the principles of adult attachment theory and time-limited therapy. The model was introduced to principals across grade levels. The results indicated significant improvement in the skills set and confidence levels of mentors (i.e. experienced school principals).
Updated: Dec. 07, 2009
The Role of 'Accomplished Teachers' in Professional Learning Communities: Uncovering Practice and Enabling Leadership
This article describes the signature role played by accomplished, experienced teachers in professional learning communities, and the importance that these practitioners make their teaching public and shared. In so doing, the authors describe how accomplished practices can be shared between classrooms and between practitioners with varying levels of experience. The authors examine five different examples, three from programs developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and two studies done on and with the National Writing Project. The authors conclude that robust, lasting professional development must begin with what teachers know and do, effecting educational reform from within the classroom.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2009
The purpose of this article is studying how leaders learn to cultivate mathematically rich professional development environments. The authors adapted two frameworks from classroom-based research to support leaders’ understanding of facilitation of mathematics professional development: sociomathematical norms and practices for orchestrating productive discussion. They describe the use of these frameworks in their work and argue for a third framework—the mathematical knowledge for teaching. 24 NW leaders and 12 SW leaders participated in the seminars developed by the authors.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2009
This study addresses recent changes in professional development policy, practice, and theory, in which professional development has increasingly become continual, collaborative, and school based. The authors conducted this study to understand more fully the delivery of school-based professional development within a high-stakes accountability context.The authors argue that school leadership, culture, and resources, as well as the structure and content of professional development, filter policy initiatives before they ultimately shape teacher learning experiences.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2009