ERIC Number: ED401610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
The Integration of a Theoretical and Epistemological Leadership Style to the Practical Realm of School Administration: A Discussion of Inquiry Based Leadership and the Development of a Research Based School.
Oborn, C. Stephen
Epistemic thought is a process that focuses on the origin of human knowledge. This paper describes inquiry-based leadership, a viewpoint that integrates epistemic thought with the realities of school administration. The paper examines the art of teacher inquiry and its link to Inquiry-Based Leadership (IBL), and presents a school-university collaboration model for participative research. The paper concludes that educational leadership involves the understanding of teacher research. The concept of change, the contribution to a knowledge base, and the direct improvement of student performance are vital notions of teacher inquiry. The use of IBL interfaces with teacher research and supports the fiscal and institutional decisions needed to effectively integrate the world of theory with the practical realm of school administration. Two figures are included. (Contains 27 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Corpus Christi, TX, August 6-10, 1996).