CEITR scholars Hartman, Burleigh, and Lane publish an article

CEITR scholars Hartman, Burleigh, and Lane publish an article

An article by Dr. Rita Hartman, Dr. Cheryl Burleigh and Dr. Jim Lane were accepted for publication in the Journal of School Public Relations.  The article is about K-12 school leadership.  

Dr. Rita J. Hartman is a Research Fellow in CEITR and a retired K-12 educator who is a certified online facilitator for doctoral courses and dissertation chair at the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Cheryl. L. Burleigh is a CEITR affiliate and a retired K-12 educator who worked in the San Francisco Bay area as well as internationally.  She currently facilitates courses and is a dissertation chair at the University of Phoenix. 

Dr. James F. Lane is a Research Fellow in CEITR and a retired public-school educator. He is also a certified online facilitator in doctoral courses and dissertation chair at the University of Phoenix.

Research description:  Five school leaders who took part in the Shadow a Student Challenge Project discovered the potential for meaningful and long-lasting change when a school culture is founded on awareness, relationships, and change.  Leader empathy for student experiences inspired hacks (small innovations) generating a positive cultural shift within each school environment. Researchers used a narrative inquiry approach to understand and portray the leaders’ stories as shared in their reflections.  Blogging was an integral aspect of the leadership experience and provided feedback and support within an international community of practice.

The research was presented at the Knowledge Without Boundaries Symposium and will be presented in October 2018, at the Association for Educational Communication and Technology.

Hartman, R., Burleigh, C. & Lane, J. (2018). School leaders' reflective blogs inspire systemic change: A Narrative Inquiry. Journal of School Public Relations.  Accepted for publication fall 2018.

 

 

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