School leaders’ reflective blogs inspire systemic change: A narrative inquiry

The paper is the result of a collaborative effort via The Teaching and Learning in the Arts collective as part of the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR) research center.
 
Abstract: 

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 study revealed positive implications for school public relations when administrators communicate school changes to their communities.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Dr. Cheryl Burleigh
Dr. Rita Hartman
Dr. James Lane
Year of Publication: 
2019
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of School Public Relations
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
Winter
Pages: 
50-76
Publisher: 
Rowman & Littlefield
Date Published: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Publication Language: 
English
Editors: 
Henry Tran
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