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ERIC Number: ED500843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
The Practitioner Professor: Applying Theory to Practice
Ritter, Carol
Online Submission, Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Summer Conference (61st, Chicago, IL, Jul 31-Aug 3, 2007)
The purpose of this study was to investigate how adjunct professors who were fulfilling educational leadership roles at the building and district levels perceived how their role as educational leaders impacted their course instruction. The qualitative study was conducted during the fall semester of 2006 and the spring semester of 2007. Twenty-one adjunct professors were enlisted to participate in the study. They were interviewed and later asked to complete a questionnaire. The instrument used open ended questions that probed their perceptions of how their work experience impacted their classroom instruction. The responses were analyzed and the themes emerged. It was found that these Practitioner Professors perceived that their current profession impacted their teaching in the following three ways: (a) leadership relevance, (b) leadership validity, and (c) leadership authority. It was concluded that the practitioner professors were able to connect educational leadership theories to the current practice of educational leadership.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A