Dr. Jim Lane, Dr. Shaquanah Robinson, Dr. Belinda Moses, Dr. Sally Evans, and Dr. David Proudfoot present

Dr. Jim Lane, Dr. Shaquanah Robinson, Dr. Belinda Moses, Dr. Sally Evans, and Dr. David Proudfoot present

March 31, 2019

Dr. Jim Lane, Dr. Shaquanah Robinson, Dr. Belinda Moses, Dr. Sally Evans, and Dr. David Proudfoot attended the TQR conference and presented their study, 

Hurricanes, Schools, and the Ethics of Care and Community: A Narrative Study of School Leadership

 

 

This presentation discussed a narrative study that described how professional ethics were reflected in the practices and experiences of school leaders supervising community disaster shelters in Central Florida in 2017 during Hurricane Irma.  The study applied two frameworks of school service, Ethic of Community and Ethic of Care, to understand how values shaped these leaders’ experiences as they worked with shelter guests.  The analysis was guided by five domains of responsibility proposed by Starratt (2006) that are central to educational leadership: Responsibility as a human being; responsibility as a citizen and public servant; responsibility as an educator; responsibility as an educational administrator; and responsibility as an educational leader.  Researchers interviewed principals, plant managers, and food service managers to learn their experiences and insights and capture common themes.  By describing and analyzing the insights of these leaders, researchers gained a better understanding of the ways that school leaders applied their own sense of ethics in responding to the needs of those within their care.  This study provides insight into ways that school leaders extend their leadership and care into the community beyond the specific school shareholders.  It further explains the value and function of public schools within a democracy.

 

Dr. Lane also presented 

Stories Told and Lessons Learned:

Reflections on a Year of Narrative Research

 

 

John Dewey argued that education and experience are inextricably linked.  Clandinin and Connelly define narrative inquiry as “trying to make sense of life as lived.” In this presentation, Dr. Lane discussed how he re-discovered and applied these concepts through five narrative studies in which he explored variously the lived experiences of novice teachers, school leaders, and graphic artists.  He shared insights gleaned from techniques he followed, mistakes he made, and lessons he learned.  He described the knowledge gained from hearing people’s life stories and share how the studies individually and collectively shaped his professional education.

 

Both presentations are available at 

https://tqr.nova.edu/tqr-10th-annual-conference-presentations/

 
 

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