Leadership practice and professional development
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2006
In the Spring of2005, members of the Education Leadership Cohort participated in the Education 5500 (OL) course, Understanding Professional Practice and Professional Development-Leadership Series, instructed by Dr. Art Aitken. The aim of this leadership course as summarized from the Education 5500 (OL) course outline (2005), was to introduce the constructs and processes of understanding professional practice and professional development within a school leadership context. More specifically, the goal of examining the role of leadership related to systemic, school, and individual professional development was explored in the school improvement environment. Objectives of the course were outlined as follows: 1. Understanding the Professional Practice of School Leaders 2. Understanding Professional Development in the Knowledge Creation School 3. Means of Understanding School Improvement as it Relates to Professional Development 4. The Facilitation of Professional Development in a Learning Community The purpose of this manuscript is to summarize and synthesize the online discussions, submissions, and responses of the Spring 2005 (OL) Leadership Cohort members as they read and conversed about professional practice and professional development within a school leadership context. More specifically, the purpose of this manuscript is to report on the views, experiences, similarities, and future needs of professional practice and professional development within a school leadership context.
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Educational leadership -- Alberta , Teachers -- In-service training -- Alberta