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ERIC Number: EJ913589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
School Leader Professional Socialization: The Contribution of Focused Observations
Brody, Judy Lechner; Vissa, Jeanne; Weathers, John M.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v5 n14 p611-651 Dec 2010
In this study, we examine how the Educational Leadership Program for Aspiring Principals (ELPAP) at the University of Pennsylvania uses a guided inquiry experience, the Focused Observation, to facilitate role conceptualization and identity development for pre-service leadership students. Focused Observations involve university faculty, current and former ELPAP students, and school and district leaders in critically examining current educational policies and practices in place at select visited schools and districts. Using qualitative data from current and former students and school and district staff, we explore how these Focused Observations facilitate professional socialization and foster students' internalization of an identity as a change-oriented leader. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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