The role of leaders in fostering civic engagement and student voice activities: tales from a democratic school
2011 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
This symposium examines the question: how can school leaders can foster civic engagement practice throughout the school? The papers examine aspects of this theme within one elementary school: the (perhaps inherent) dilemmas of being a democratic leader, the contexts and conditions that impact the promotion of civic-efficacy in children, the relationship between civic engagement and inquiry-based practices, and the way in which teachers “sense-make” of their leader’s civic-based initiatives. In a time when schools face constant pressure to narrow the focus on test scores, the papers provide important lessons on how leaders can maintain a vision of civic education despite these strong external pressures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27308Local ID: 0b90e526-1e70-4d04-90ec-9261f8011b47OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-27308DiVA: diva2:1000491
UCEA Annual Convention : Forecasting the Future of Leadership Preparation and Practice: Reclaiming Ground through Research, Policy and Politics 17/11/2011 - 20/11/2011
Godkänd; 2011; 20111205 (ulrber)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved