Juhtimine on tõsine väljakutse kõikides organisatsioonides, kuid hariduse valdkonnas tundub see veel eriti oluline ainuüksi põhjusel, et hariduse mõju ulatub iga osalise kaudu väga kaugele ning võimalused nii sütitamiseks kui kustutamiseks on suured. Siinviidatu on vabalevis olev doktoritöö, mis võiks huvi pakkuda kõikidele hariduse valdkonnas juhtimise eest töötasu vastu võtvatele aga ka nii õppijatele kui õpetajatele, sest haarab nii juhtimist, õpetamist kui õppimist.

Kontekstiks:

Individualization and specialization are key components of the culture in the United States, where everyone has a hand in developing who they are as individuals (Hoover & Nash, 2016). […] John Dewey espoused, however, there is a place for democracy within our educational system; students need choice and individualized instruction as best benefits them (Dewey, 1916).

Doktoritöö ulatus:

This dissertation, then, takes a closer look at school systems’ application of democracy through their design and implementation of professional learning for teachers.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Professional learning needs to be applicable and relevant to learners. It needs to be centered on tenets of democracy: that is, it should include opportunities for teachers to make choices or participate in differentiated professional learning. […] My biggest take-away from this study centers on the need for leaders in positions that allow them to design professional learning for teachers to be andragogically minded in their intent.

Evans, J. E. (2022). Democracy in Educational Leadership: Linking Andragogy to Professional Learning (Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Fresno).