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ERIC Number: EJ807382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Dialogue, Identity and Inclusion: Administrators as Mediators in Diverse School Contexts
Ryan, James
Journal of School Leadership, v17 n3 p340-370 May 2007
This article describes a study that explores the identities that principals assume as they engage in dialogue in diverse school contexts. In particular, it focuses on the various dimensions of one identity--that of mediator--and illustrates how this identity shapes the way in which administrators converse with others and how it affects efforts toward inclusion. Administrators in this study assumed either active or symbolic mediator identities in their quest to communicate with their respective school communities. They also devised strategies to deal with contradictions between their expressed inclusive values and their actual communication practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America