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ERIC Number: EJ1043632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Metaphors and Drawings as Research Tools of Head Teachers' Perceptions on Their Management and Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
Argyropoulou, Eleftheria; Hatira, Kalliopi
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v22 n4 p496-512 2014
This article introduces an alternative qualitative research tool: metaphor and drawing, as projections of personality features, to explore underlying concepts and values, thoughts and beliefs, fears and hesitations, aspirations and ambitions of the research subjects. These two projective tools are used to explore Greek state kindergarten head teachers' unwillingness to assume headship post, although they agree that early childhood provision centres must be managed and led by early childhood professionals. The article also provides some hints on the leadership style of the respondents and the major constraints of the kindergarten internal and external environments the subjects have to cope with daily as these emerge from their answers to the research questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece
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