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ERIC Number: EJ1080345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Researching Leadership for Learning in Seven Countries (The Carpe Vitam Project)
MacBeath, John; Frost, David; Swaffield, Sue
Education Research and Perspectives, v32 n2 p24-42 2005
This article examines issues arising in the design and conduct of a research project spanning seven countries and five national languages. With a shared focus on leadership for learning among the participating twenty four schools and eight university sites, the challenge was to find a common methodology that would allow comparison across cultures with quite differing histories and working in different policy and linguistic contexts. The authors describe the quantitative measures which afforded a basis for comparison and discuss the challenge of bringing together findings from qualitative data derived from researchers bringing different traditions and cultural constraints to their work with schools. Treating differences as a potential strength rather than an impediment has allowed members of the research team to learn from each other and develop what is termed an "emergent and eclectic" methodology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Austria; Denmark; Greece (Athens); New Jersey; Norway (Oslo); United Kingdom (London); Washington
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