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ERIC Number: EJ916083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Democratic School Leaders: Defining Ethical Leadership in a Standardized Context
Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia; Aiken, Judith A.
Journal of School Leadership, v19 n4 p406-444 July 2009
The purpose of this article is to learn from active educational leaders engaged in the practice of democratic, ethical leadership. In this article, we share findings of a qualitative study that used narrative inquiry to examine the stories of eight educational leaders. We discuss three themes arising from the participants' narratives that define ethical, democratic leadership: understanding ethical sensitivities and personal narratives; actions that leaders engage in to support their democratic, ethical beliefs; and balancing ethical, democratic responsibility and standardized accountability. From these themes, we offer suggestions to expand leadership preparation, research, and practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont