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ERIC Number: EJ1021928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-21
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
More Drama in School Leadership: Developing Creative and Ethical Capacities in the Next Generation of School Leaders
Cranston, Jerome; Kusanovich, Kristin
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n151 Jan 2014
This paper shares the outcomes derived from research conducted with the participants of an interdisciplinary workshop entitled "The Drama in School Leadership" that employs applied drama processes and analysis in order to understand educational ethics. Participants explore high-stakes scenarios in school leadership by taking on roles in scripted cases with an ensemble. Findings from previous research on a similar workshop had shown that these methods help develop a felt or embodied understanding of ethical decision making. The findings generated from data generated from this second, different group of participants indicated new insights about leadership style and some increased facility with actual application of ethical frameworks to cases as a result of these methods. Participants also acknowledged the parallels between creative risk-taking in applied drama and real school leadership. Finally, participants articulated that while there is indeed ambiguity associated with ethical decision making, this approach allowed them to better understand the complex, even paradoxical dynamics between stakeholders in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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