research product . 2021

Leading in the middle : towards thriving middle leadership in BC independent schools

By, Natassja Courtney;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Jul 2021
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
This action research inquiry, undertaken in partnership with the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), was guided by the question: How might the ISABC’s Team Leadership Program support the leadership development and thriving of emerging and middle leaders throughout and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic? Data were collected with a survey and two focus groups involving 52 participants from 16 independent schools. Arts-based approaches included photo elicitation and found poetry. Key findings indicated the pandemic has magnified the human side of educational leadership and thriving as being a middle leader requires communication, relationship bui...
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free text keywords: Arts-based research, found poetry, independent schools, leadership development, middle leadership, photo elicitation
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