Exploring cross-cultural perspectives of teacher leadership among the members of an international research team: a phenomenographic study

Arden, Catherine and Okoko, Janet Mola (2021) Exploring cross-cultural perspectives of teacher leadership among the members of an international research team: a phenomenographic study. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, 6 (1):3. pp. 51-90.


Abstract

This paper reports a phenomenographic study exploring diverse understandings and experiences of teacher leadership among 12 members of the International Study of Teacher Leadership research team comprised of 20 academics located in 10 countries. Mind mapping and semi-structured, online interviews were used to explore the ways that the participants related with the phenomenon of interest: ‘teacher leadership’. Phenomenographic analysis of interview artifacts revealed nine qualitatively different conceptions of teacher leadership in the study’s outcome space across three broad domains: A: The school, school community, and formal education system; B: The teacher leader’s professional self; C: The broader historical, socio-political and global contexts of teacher leadership. In addition to providing a ‘touchstone’ for the team’s ongoing research, these findings serve as an experiential framework for thinking about teacher leadership, potentially encouraging more inclusive, more complete and richer understandings of the phenomenon.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 02:09
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 05:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: phenomenography, teacher leadership, cultural variation, educational leadership
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160204 Management, resources and leadership
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280109 Expanding knowledge in education
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.30828/real/2021.1.3
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41770

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