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ERIC Number: EJ907029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-14
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Storytelling as an Insightful Tool for Understanding Educational Leadership in Indigenous Yukon Contexts
Blakesley, Simon
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n111 Oct 2010
This article is based upon a 2006 review of the research methodologies identified in the articles of two educational leadership journals. It found the use of narrative and biographical approaches specific to the field of educational leadership appears rare. This article examines the stories told by Yukon school principals in Indigenous contexts to accomplish three things: first, it presents narrative and biographical research as a promising approach to expand current conceptions of educational leadership. Second, stories illuminate the transformative nature of learning that can occur when non-Indigenous principals reflect on their lives and work in Indigenous contexts. Finally, narratives and biographies are offered as tools to assist the development of future educational leaders. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada