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ERIC Number: ED470842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 40
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Theory, Research, and Practice: Bridging the Gap in a Doctoral Candidate Seminar.
Zhao, Fangxia; Bentley, Terry; Reames, Ellen H.; Reed, Cindy
An integral part of the educational leadership program at Auburn University is the Doctoral Educational Leadership Program, which began in 1989 to allow part-time doctoral students to gain full-time residency status. The program has evolved since its beginning. This paper presents the theoretical frameworks used to restructure the educational leadership program and its component, the doctoral seminar. The frameworks are structured and presented using the leadership frames of L. Bolman and T. Deal (1993) and the five disciplines defined by P. Senge (1990). Reflective journaling practices of cohort members and other artifacts are used to provide evidence of how the cohort and its members operate. The frames through which the program is examined include: political, structural, human resource, and symbolic. The application of the theory involved in Senge's Five Disciplines is reflected in students' own areas of recognition, retrospection, exploration, and creativity as evidenced by their projects such as expectations for professional visioning, journal reflections, and mentoring plans. Each student's individual project echoes his or her personal growth, mental processes, shared vision, and thinking capacity. (Contains 36 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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