ERIC Number: ED455592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-14
Knowledge-Creation in Educational Leadership and Administration through Practitioner Research.
Whitehead, Jack; Delong, Jackie
This paper explains how practitioner researchers can contribute to the knowledge-base of education leadership and administration using the basic self-inquiries "What do we know?" and "How do we know it?" Jackie Delong researched her practice as a school superintendent, and Jack Whitehead researched his as a professional educator in the University of Bath. In their knowledge-creation, they focused on the nature of the living standards of practice and judgment they used to test the validity of their claims to know their educative influence. Such standards are a fundamental part of the creation of their knowledge-base of educational leadership, which can be related directly to the educational practices of superintendents and other educational administrators. Criteria for success in educational leadership include, for Jack Whitehead, the reconstruction of educational theory and educative influence in the learning of other students of education, and for Jackie Delong, her capacity to live her life according to her values, which are her standards of practice and judgment. An appendix contains the proposal both authors successfully submitted to the AERA in August 2000. (Contains 42 references.) (RT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).