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ERIC Number: EJ1071007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Are School Leaders Prepared to Reflect? An Action Research Examination of Prospective Principals
McCotter, Suzanne
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v4 n3 Jul-Sep 2009
Given the importance of reflection in educators' practice, school leaders should be able to both facilitate teacher reflection and model reflective practice. This action research study examined whether or not emerging school leaders demonstrate the ability to reflect on daily practice and decision-making. Data from three classes of prospective leaders were evaluated using a Reflection Matrix that includes key reflective components of Focus, Inquiry, and Change. The data were also examined for the types of precipitants most likely to encourage reflection. Finally, recommendations for stimulating reflective practice and helping prospective leaders to recognize situations that will need reflection are offered.
NCPEA Publications. Web site: http://www.ncpeapublications.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A