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ERIC Number: EJ858270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
The Principal's Role in Professional Development for Social Justice: An Empirically-Based Transformative Framework
Kose, Brad W.
Urban Education, v44 n6 p628-663 2009
Literature on principal leadership in professional development offers important but underdeveloped conceptions of how school principals promote professional development for social justice. This article offers an empirically-based framework of the principal's role in professional development for social justice. An in-depth qualitative multicase study design was used to examine how three school principals for social justice influenced professional learning in their schools. Data collection included 5 months of field work and more than 40 semistructured interviews with principals, teachers, specialists, and other personnel. Data suggest five principal roles worked together to optimize professional learning: transformative visionary, transformative learning leader, transformative structural leader, transformative cultural leader, and transformative political leader. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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