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ERIC Number: EJ1140449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Learning to Listen
Safir, Shane
Educational Leadership, v74 n8 p16-21 May 2017
How do school leaders navigate a complex change process? Simply put: They listen. This is the contention that Shane Safir puts forth in this article. She outlines five reasons for becoming a "listening leader": Listening helps leaders tune into and shift the dominant narrative; keep their finger on the pulse of complex change; stay true to their values in the face of pressure; model compassion in times of trauma; and reimagine data to bring student, parent, and teacher voice into the equation. To show these practices in action, Safir highlights the work of two co-principals in Oakland, California, as they reshape their school by listening closely to the narratives of stakeholders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland)
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