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ERIC Number: EJ1172529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Leadership Metaphors: School Principals' Sense-Making of a National Reform
Schechter, Chen; Shaked, Haim; Ganon-Shilon, Sherry; Goldratt, Miri
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v17 n1 p1-26 2018
During reforms, principals often experience ambiguity, contradicting demands, and lack of information. As critical change agents and system players, principals interpret reform demands and translate them into school practices through a process of sense-making. The current qualitative research explored 59 elementary school principals' sense-making of their leadership within a national reform through the use of metaphors. Data analysis yielded three reframing themes: (1) principal's role; (2) principal's work; and (3) relationships with teachers. This study expands the currently limited knowledge about principals' experience with and responses to reforms, while suggesting implications and further research regarding metaphors within the sense-making framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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