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ERIC Number: EJ1130474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Possibilities or Paradoxes? How Aspiring Turnaround Principals Conceptualise Turnaround and Their Place within It
Weiner, Jennie
School Leadership & Management, v36 n5 p471-492 2016
This study focuses on how a cohort of participants in a programme aimed at producing "turnaround leaders" came to understand this policy and their role within it. Using a theory of action framework, I find that, over time, participants' espoused theories of turnaround shifted in three key areas: (1) the cause of poor school performance, (2) the principal's approach to leading change, and (3) the district's role in turnaround. While these shifts created more complex views of organisational change, they also produced disillusionment and highlighted tensions in current conceptualisations of turnaround including their potential role in enacting it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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