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ERIC Number: EJ776333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
The Serendipity of Principalship: Meaning-Making of a Filipino Secondary School Principal
De Guzman, Allan B.; Guillermo, Maria Lirio Tan Lagrimas
Asia Pacific Education Review, v8 n2 p216-223 2007
Meaning-making is vital in the realm of principalship. It serves as the fulcrum of one's practice which eventually leads to seeing the light and appreciating the serendipity of principalship. While explicit knowledge abounds in the literature and is communicated in professional development programs, the role of the principals' tacit knowledge derived from their experiences, day-to-day dealings with the school's stakeholders, observations, insights, and reflections are vital inputs in understanding the dynamics of school principalship. This narrative inquiry is an attempt to capture the tacit knowledge of a Filipino secondary school principal whose experiences were limited by the absence of a formal academic preparation in school management but illumined by her "leadership reflective space" ("LRS") which enabled her to surface the serendipitous language of principalship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines