ERIC Number: ED328998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Using Reflective Writing To Promote Professional Development: A Guide for Using "School Leadership Reflections on Practice by California's Instructional Leaders."
Schainker, Stanley A.; Nelson, Linda
Six strategies for using reflective narratives to promote the professional development of school leaders are briefly described in this paper, which is designed to accompany "School Leadership: Reflections on Practice by California's Instructional Leaders." Narratives are characterized by subjective perceptions that are shaped by personal value systems, serving as a catalyst for individual growth. The six strategies include: (1) the reflective writing strategy, an analysis of personal accounts of leadership incidents; (2) the information gap strategy, an analysis of unaddressed questions; (3) the mental set strategy, an examination of personal belief/value systems; (4) the Columbo strategy, which involves the use of inferential reasoning; (5) the "If This Were to Happen to Me" strategy, an application of generic problems to individual situations; and (6) the "What If" speculation strategy, which entails planning for realistic interventions. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.