ERIC Number: EJ1113473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Supporting Leadership Development: An Examination of High School Principals' Efforts to Develop Leaders' Personal Capacities
Huggins, Kristin Shawn; Klar, Hans W.; Hammonds, Hattie L.; Buskey, Frederick C.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v11 n2 p200-221 Aug 2016
In this article, we report findings from an exploratory, qualitative study in which we used a constructivist lens to examine how two high school principals endeavored to develop the personal capacities of teachers and other leaders in their schools. We collected data from semistructured interviews with the principals and three other leaders from each of their respective schools. Through our findings, we illustrate the varying degree to which each principal viewed the leaders' existing capacities, structured their leadership learning opportunities, guided their reflections, and assessed their learning in the context of leadership practice. An important finding was that the way the principals viewed leadership development and saw other leaders as learners themselves appeared to influence the way they developed other leaders' personal capacities.
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Leadership Training, Capacity Building, Administrator Role, Qualitative Research, Teacher Leadership, Semi Structured Interviews, Educational Opportunities, Reflection, Administrator Attitudes, Ability Identification, Thinking Skills, Teacher Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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