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EVALUATING AN ALTERNATIVE STAFF DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT FOR PROSPECTIVE AND PRACTICING SCHOOL-BASED LEADERS

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Date Issued:
2005
Summary:
The purpose of this descriptive study was to evaluate an alternative method of staff development. Using Kolb’s (1984) experiential learning theory, a treatment was designed to use fictional short stories to teach leadership concepts. The concepts were selected from current literature on leadership. Participating in this study were 47 prospective and practicing school-based leaders. The data indicate that participants made gains in both cognition and in their perceptions of their knowledge of leadership concepts. In addition, participants were able to relate characters and situations in short stories to real-life leadership situations. Participant evaluations of this study indicate that this staff development component is an effective method of teaching leadership concepts.
Title: EVALUATING AN ALTERNATIVE STAFF DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT FOR PROSPECTIVE AND PRACTICING SCHOOL-BASED LEADERS.
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Name(s): Segers, Nelda Stanley, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this descriptive study was to evaluate an alternative method of staff development. Using Kolb’s (1984) experiential learning theory, a treatment was designed to use fictional short stories to teach leadership concepts. The concepts were selected from current literature on leadership. Participating in this study were 47 prospective and practicing school-based leaders. The data indicate that participants made gains in both cognition and in their perceptions of their knowledge of leadership concepts. In addition, participants were able to relate characters and situations in short stories to real-life leadership situations. Participant evaluations of this study indicate that this staff development component is an effective method of teaching leadership concepts.
Identifier: WFE0000021 (IID), uwf:60759 (fedora)
Note(s): Ed.D.
Division of Graduate Education
Doctorate
Subject(s): Staff development, leadership and literature, school-based leadership
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000021
Restrictions on Access: public
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: UWF

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