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ERIC Number: EJ1040357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Principal Leadership Practices in Exploiting Situated Possibilities to Build Teacher Capacity for Change
Lai, Edith
Asia Pacific Education Review, v15 n2 p165-175 Jun 2014
This paper attempts to identify leadership practices of school principals as they engaged in exploring and exploiting possibilities in and around the school contexts to build teacher capacity for change. Based on interview data of school principals, this paper shows that principals from different schools engaged in qualitatively different practices when they led their schools in building teacher capacity for school improvement. Three approaches to teacher development are identified, namely deficit approach, interactive-growth approach and participatory-growth approach, each delineating a unique set of teacher capacity building practices, teacher learning activities and contextual conditions in which they occur. Implications for developing efficacious principal leadership in teacher capacity building are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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