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Stärkt pedagogiskt ledarskap: Rektorer granskar sin egen praktik
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5086-6126
2017 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Enhanced Pedagogical Leadership : Principals explore their own leadership (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to generate knowledge about principals´ pedagogical leadership practice. Furthermore, the study aims at generate knowledge of what is happening in a joint action research practice when principals explore a pedagogical leadership. In the study the theory of practice architectures interacts with the choice of methodological orientation and is used to analyse the results. The study is embedded in the Nordic action research tradition. Partnership between universities and practitioners is seen as an important arena for professional development. The results are of importance to the principals who daily work to improve their schools. The students' learning and development appear to be an important and almost obvious component of the principal´s pedagogical leadership practice.

 

The principal's pedagogical leadership is defined as an indirect leadership in which the principal focuses on arranging the conditions for the teachers so that they are given the opportunity to improve their teaching. A pedagogical leader is not just talking about changes, he/she also calls for concrete actions in the school's internal work. The principals´ pedagogical leadership can be described as orchestrating the surrounding arrangement in such a way that they enable a learning and collaborative practice at the school. Part of this orchestration is about supporting forms of cooperation so that good norms and a development-promoting culture are established. The study shows how trustworthy relationships in the groups were absolutely necessary for the participants to be able to change their understanding of the pedagogical leadership. The changes in the joint action research practice have been described as three stages: the establishment stage, the testing stage and the critical stage, where the names of the stages characterize what happened in the groups during different periods of time in the change process. A critical and emancipatory approach was developed in the process. 

Abstract [sv]

Rektors pedagogiska ledarskap är ett ledarskap som ofta beskrivs som något positivt och nödvändigt men också som otydligt och svårgripbart. Denna studie är tänkt som ett bidrag till utbildningsvetenskaplig forskning med särskilt fokus på rektorers pedagogiska ledarskap, rektorers professionsutveckling och skolförbättring.

Avhandlingen är en aktionsforskningsstudie som bygger på samarbete, delaktighet, engagemang och partnerskap mellan forskare och rektorer. Den handlar om att förstå och förbättra en praktik men också om att skaffa sig kunskap om hur en sådan förbättring går till och vad som händer under arbetets gång. Aktionsforskning möjliggör ett vetenskapligt kunskapande samtidigt som en praktik förbättras.

Studiens resultat visar att rektors pedagogiska ledarskap handlar om att orkestrera skolans omgivande arrangemang så att de möjliggör en lärande och professionell praktik samt bidrar till en god förbättringskapacitet på skolan. Det handlar om att skapa rutiner för vilka som ska mötas och tala med varandra, hur ofta de ska mötas, vad de ska tala om och på vilket sätt det ska ske. En pedagogisk ledare nöjer sig inte med att tala om förändringar utan genomför och även uppmanar till konkreta aktioner i en skolas inre arbete. Rektors pedagogiska ledarskap har en tydlig viljeinriktning mot elevernas lärande och studien visar att det är ett ledarskap som stärks när fler delar på ansvaret.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2017. , p. 268
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2017:38
Keywords [en]
Pedagogical leadership, principal, educational leadership, school improvement, action research, practice theory, practice architecture, students´ outcome
Keywords [sv]
Pedagogiskt ledarskap, rektor, skolledarskap, skolförbättring, aktionsforskning, praktikteori, praktikarkitekturer, elevresultat
National Category
Educational Sciences Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-63822ISBN: 978-91-7063-815-2 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7063-910-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-63822DiVA, id: diva2:1145701
Public defence
2017-11-17, Nyqvistsalen 9C 203, Karlstad, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-10-27 Created: 2017-09-29 Last updated: 2018-09-10Bibliographically approved

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