ERIC Number: ED222978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Personal Practical Knowledge at Bay Street School.
Connelly, F. Michael; Clandinin, D. Jean
The authors of this report comment on several aspects of the relationships between the experiences, educational philosophy, leadership style, and professional behavior of a reform-minded urban school principal in Ontario (Canada). The paper discusses a number of observed and reported activities of the principal, including his behavior when introducing the researchers to his school, his reports of a previous principalship, and his response to a crisis in school-community relations. The researchers conclude that while perhaps appearing arbitrary to outsiders, the principal's actions and the environment in which he chose to act were "minded" expressions of his experience-based and image-related personal philosophy (a form of personal practical knowledge), and whether conscious or not served to support and enhance acceptance by others of his approach to schooling. (PGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Administrator Behavior; Canada; Knowledge Utilization; Personal Practical Knowledge; Theory Practice Relationship