ERIC Number: EJ1131895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
The Hidden "Who" in Leadership Education: Conceptualizing Leadership Educator Professional Identity Development
Seemiller, Corey; Priest, Kerry L.
Journal of Leadership Education, v14 n3 p132-151 Sum 2015
A great deal of literature exists "for" leadership educators related to programs design, delivery, and student learning. However, little is known "about" leadership educators, who have largely been left out of contemporary leadership education research. We looked to teaching and teacher education literature to derive a model for leadership educator professional identity development. The four spaces of identity development are exploration, experimentation, validation, and confirmation. We propose that an individual can move forward and backwards through the model as a result of both ongoing influences and positive or negative critical incidents. We discuss implications for professional development and future research.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Professional Identity, Faculty Development, Educational Research, Teacher Education, Critical Incidents Method, Socialization, Communities of Practice, Expertise, College Faculty, Teacher Educators
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A