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ERIC Number: EJ1128214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Cultivating Shared Leadership with Docents and Staff
Stark, Rachel
Journal of Museum Education, v41 n1 p22-28 2016
Be they paid or volunteer docents, teaching staff members play an essential role in fulfilling a museum's mission. Yet the experiences that visitors have on docent tours--despite all of the time expended on docent training--are not often as powerful or meaningful as they could be. Knowing this, how can we support and empower docents as adult learners to consistently create high-quality learning experiences for visitors? How can we ensure that the teaching staff feel invested in our institutions? One way to create and sustain better teaching is to approach teaching staff as collaborators and peers, adopting a model of shared leadership. Just as great teaching requires flexibility, adaptation, and a willingness to experiment, so too does creating a culture of shared leadership for adult learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)
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