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ERIC Number: EJ828399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Values in Principals' Thinking when Solving Problems
Lazaridou, Angeliki
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v10 n4 p339-356 Oct 2007
The values that school principals use when solving organisational problems were studied. Data were collected by a think aloud procedure, in which the participants verbalised their thoughts while working on a set of five administrative problems. The results show that the principals referred to seven values that had subtle but important sub-texts: confidentiality, nurturing, fairness, personal effectiveness, collaboration, consideration/care and mission. The findings were found to reinforce and extend themes in the recent literature on leadership, particularly with regard to school administrators' cognition, the complexity perspective on administration, moral leadership and reflective practice. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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