Conversations: A means of learning, growth and change

Healy, Lynn, Ehrich, Lisa C., Hansford, Brian C., & Stewart, Doug J. (2001) Conversations: A means of learning, growth and change. Journal of Educational Administration, 39(4), pp. 332-345.

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The research reported in this article formed part of a university/industry collaborative grant in which the role of leaders in managing cultural change across an industry site was investigated. The focus of the article concerns the leadership of a district director in a rural setting in Queensland. The study was shaped by the interests of the district director who sought feedback on her leadership style and influence on principals in the district. A team of researchers from the School of Professional Studies in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology conducted semi-structured interviews with a sample of six principals with whom she had worked over a period of one year to gauge their perceptions of her influence on their thinking and acting. A key finding of the research was that well-led conversations can be an effective professional development strategy for learning, growth and change in educational leaders.

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ID Code: 4342
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: conversations, district director, principals, cultural change
DOI: 10.1108/EUM0000000005494
ISSN: 0957-8234
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Emerald Publishing
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 05:44

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