Research Agenda and Framework

Research Agenda and Framework

Conceptual Framework:

Undergirding all educational practice is the importance of values and ethics.  Educators must maintain a high ethical focus grounded in democratic values, working for both the individual and public good.  Values include perspectives of justice, critique, care, and community. Framed within the contexts of power and authority, ethics inform educator training, curriculum design, and school structures.

Research Themes:

•The moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of PK-12 Educational Leadership
•Teacher pre-service and in-service education
•Ethics and Curriculum reform
•Ethics and school structures
•The deep and often contentious meanings ascribed to both diversity and democracy.