ERIC Number: EJ1004581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
The Drama in School Leadership: An Arts-Based Approach to Understanding the Ethical Dimensions of Decision Making for Educational Leaders
Cranston, Jerome A.; Kusanovich, Kristin A.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v8 n1 p28-55 Apr 2013
This article considers the implications and effectiveness of a performing arts-based pedagogy in the professional development of school leaders. It reports on the findings from a study that exposed educational leaders to methods of dramatic analysis as a means of reflecting on the ethical dilemmas found in personnel management. Through the dynamic enactment of dramatized scripts representing highly charged situations in school leadership, participants came to recognize the limitations of merely discussing cases, the benefits of active learning to developing empathy amid the complexities of schools, and some of the ethical challenges inherent in their roles as school leaders.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Ethics, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Empathy, Scripts, Personnel Management, Leadership, Decision Making, Leaders, Instruction, Professional Development, Role Playing, Leadership Role, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Workshops, Administrators, Teachers, Students
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