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ERIC Number: ED552230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 181
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-8930-0
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School Principals and Virtual Learning: A Catalyst to Personal and Organizational Learning
Brennan, William Vincent
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Fordham University
This national study explores and examines the experiences of principals who are actively engaged in virtual learning communities. The purpose of the study was to explore and understand the impact this virtual participation has on their professional learning and the learning of the organization. The study employed a qualitative research design to address two research questions. A purposeful sampling was used to identify 13 participants for the study. The participants represent four geographic regions of the United States: North, South, Midwest, and West. The participants included both genders and represent three academic levels: elementary, middle, and high school. The findings suggest that principals' participation in virtual communities of practice influences their ability to lead organizational change through organizational learning. The study identifies five major themes. The study concludes with an interpretation of the findings based on these themes and recommendations for future research, as well as for the academic community at large. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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