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ERIC Number: ED567905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 162
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3395-1632-5
Leading in Place: A Case Study of the Role of Public School Principals in Facilitating Place-Based Learning
Hankins, Shannon D.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Ohio University
Place-based learning has the potential to positively impact student engagement and achievement, as well as promote an involved citizenry. The role of principals in facilitating the approach, however, has received little attention. A collective case study was used to explore the role of public school principals in the implementation of place-based learning. A qualitative data set was collected via semi-structured interviews with current or former principals of schools implementing the approach. The findings reflected principals willing to support teachers as they implement the approach have educational beliefs that align with place-based learning. They employ servant, instructional, and transformational leadership styles. The principals are willing to establish connections with stakeholders, build relationships, and foster a school culture that embraces place-based learning. Additionally, they provide professional learning opportunities for their staff and remove obstacles that could prohibit the implementation of place-based learning projects. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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