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This article is based on a Norwegian study. The focus is two-fold, including the views of both new teachers and leaders on the issue of leadership and professionalism. First, the focus is on the way newly qualified teachers describe how they function in the school and kindergarten organizations. Secondly, the focus shifts from the perspective of the new teachers to that of the organization leaders, who emphasize that professional competence is complex.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2009
The Implementation of A Collaborative Action Research Programme for Developing Inclusive Practices: Social Learning in Small Internal Networks
In this study, the authors implement a programme of collaborative action research with the purpose of investigating the degree to which it could contribute to the development of inclusive practices. The findings shed further light on the nature of differentiation in the preparation and teaching of teachers in relation to inclusive education as well as on the role of teachers as leaders in this process. Inclusive practices in Cyprus schools, then, should not be approached as simplistic recipes or trite formulas but as social learning that will be developed in small networks and communities of practice.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2008
This article reports a self-study conducted during the author's four-year tenure as head of the elementary school department within a college of education. During that period, she explored her developing understanding of the role of relationships in the processes of her professional and personal growth. The author describes the three cycles of action that comprise the process of change she instigated in the department. She also describes the three phases she identified retrospectively.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2008
Putting the “Development” in Professional Development: Understanding and Overturning Educational Leaders’ Immunities to Change
In this article, the authors argue that today’s educational leaders face a host of complex demands as they strive to implement lasting, meaningful change in their school environments.As these demands often require a level of personal development many adults may not yet have, there is a need for professional development programs that are genuinely developmental. The article describes one such program that provides the opportunity for participants to make qualitative shifts in the ways that they understand themselves and their work. Using case study methodology, the authors explore the psychological development of one participant as she increases her capacity to determine, and be guided by, her own theories, values, and expectations of her personal and professional relationships and responsibilities.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2008
A study of education deans describes their approaches to solving leadership problems. The 14 participating deans had been education deans for 6 to 7 years, and responded to interviews. Answers were analyzed using a conceptual model developed over a 7 year period. Although the framework consisted of four dimensions (intellectual, emotional, social and moral), all 14 deans used all four dimensions, but relied on the intellectual dimension as a basis for employing the other three dimensions.
Updated: Mar. 27, 2008