ERIC Number: EJ942557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Foundations of Change for the Scholar-Practitioner Leader
Thompson, Donna R.
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v4 n3 p270-286 Fall 2010
Change is a fact of life, and educational reform is replete with change. However, cosmetic changes fail to bring about real improvement. Rather than remodel the existing concept of public education, leaders must create a new one. The schools must be recultured. The change leader must build trust with open communication supporting followers through transitions as changes are implemented. In this article the author examines how scholar-practitioner leaders allow theory to inform their practice and then reflect on their practice to revise theory. She examines how being firmly grounded in theory and possessing understanding gained from their practice, scholar-practitioner leaders have insights that neither scholar nor practitioner have as individuals.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship, Systems Approach, School Culture, Resistance to Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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