I can see clearly now: teacher leaders invoking reaction

Petersen, Shauna and Conway, Joan M. (2011) I can see clearly now: teacher leaders invoking reaction. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 6 (3). pp. 175-186.

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Abstract

A clear focus on capacity building is needed to sustain continuous school improvement and to manage change effectively. A recent research project conducted in schools that had adopted the IDEAS process for school revitalisation in an Australian education system has resulted in a framework of capacity-building dynamics. The Invoking Reaction capacity-building dynamic allows for the creation of new knowledge to be critiqued through an ever widening circle of internal and external networking, asserting advocacy for both ongoing school revitalisation and the power of the teaching profession. Networking, Advocacy and Organisational Critique are the constructs of the Invoking Reaction dynamic: all of major importance in schools that have created significant new knowledge and wish to consolidate that new knowledge into the long-term future. This paper provides contextual detail supporting the research for the Capacity Building model and the Invoking reaction dynamic in particular. It also provides questions to consider around the sharing and refining concept of the Invoking Reaction dynamic. This is an invitation for teacher leaders and aspiring leaders to develop clear pictures of what their school might achieve through networking, advocacy and organisational critique to consolidate newly created knowledge into the long-term future (Crowther et al., 2010)


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Depositing User: Dr Joan Conway
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 04:42
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 04:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: invoking reaction, teacher leaders, sustainable school improvement, capacity building, advocacy, networking, organisational critique, new knowledge, organisational learning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20283

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