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ERIC Number: EJ952390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
A Signature Pedagogy for Leadership Education: Preparing Principals through Participatory Action Research
Sappington, Neil; Baker, Paul J.; Gardner, Dianne; Pacha, Joe
Planning and Changing, v41 n3-4 p249-273 2010
This study proposes participatory action research as a signature pedagogy for principal preparation programs. Signature pedagogies bring professional knowledge and core values together in distinctive teaching and learning arrangements. A rationale and learning results are presented that describe key components of action research intended to help principal candidates develop leadership abilities. In this study, 65 principal candidates from 56 schools developed action research projects to conceptually and practically connect professional development and school improvement planning. Learning outcomes are presented and analyzed. The article concludes with implications for action research as a signature pedagogy in principal preparation programs. (Contains 3 tables.)
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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