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ERIC Number: EJ814704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
"There and Back Again": My Unexpected Journey into "Servant" and "Distributed" Leadership
Youngs, Howard
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v39 n1 p97-109 Apr 2007
The journey that a practitioner takes into the realm of postgraduate research can be one that is sometimes filled with an unexpected cycle of security followed by doubt, and learning as a means of rediscovering a sense of security; there can be a continual sense of "coming back again" to familiar ground. This article is an autobiographical account of how I journeyed from the intense practice of School Deputy Principalship to the unfathomable depths of postgraduate research. I trace my transition from a knowledgeable practitioner in a school setting to that of a developing practitioner researcher undertaking a case study of servant leadership at Master's degree level. I then travel through to my current positioning as a developing researching professional about to embark on a doctoral thesis on distributed leadership practice in schools. (Contains 2 figures and 43 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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