ERIC Number: ED307681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Journal Keeping as an Example of Successful Reflective Practice among Administrators in Government, Business, and Education.
Cooper, Joanne E.; Dunlap, Diane M.
This study investigates journal keeping as an example of successful reflective leadership and management practice among administrators in government, business and education. Twelve participants were identified through peer nomination as effective senior level administrators. Onsite observations and indepth interviews were conducted. Participants were asked to contribute any diary excerpts they felt comfortable sharing. Participants used several formats for their diaries--from computers to spiral bound notebooks--in a variety of settings, from the office to the bedside. The study concludes by explaining that journal writing provides administrators with the privacy they need to grapple with confidential issues, with a sorting mechanism useful in the naming and framing of problems, and with a calm place to stand amidst complex and rapidly changing environments. (JAM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).