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ERIC Number: EJ980225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 109
ISSN: ISSN-0957-8234
Representing Embodiment and the Policy Implementing Principal Using Photovoice
Werts, Amanda B.; Brewer, Curtis A.; Mathews, Sarah A.
Journal of Educational Administration, v50 n6 p817-844 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature on the many dimensions of the principal's positionality by using a unique research approach to link the experiences of the policy implementing principal to embodiment. Design/methodology/approach: The researchers employed a form of critical policy analysis that utilized photovoice to examine the experience of two principals in South Carolina, USA. Findings: The findings suggest that these two principals do feel, beyond a cognitive emotional level, the experiences of being the policy implementing principal, where the multiple physically imprinted identities typified one principal's experiences and the highly entropic world of her high school causes another principal to physically and metaphorically integrate situations into her physiology. Originality/value: In this paper, the authors are able to expand discussions of the principals' engagement with policy by using a unique theoretical and methodological approach. (Contains 2 notes, 2 tables, and 3 plates.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina