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Leading the transformation of learning and praxis in science classrooms

Ritchie, S.M. (2011) Leading the transformation of learning and praxis in science classrooms. In: Fraser, B.J., Tobin, K.G. and McRobbie, C.J., (eds.) Second International Handbook of Science Education. Springer Netherlands, pp. 839-849.

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Individual science teachers who have inspired colleagues to transform their classroom praxis have been labelled transformational leaders. As the notion of distributed leadership became more accepted in the educational literature, the focus on the individual teacher-leader shifted to the study of leadership praxis both by individuals (whoever they might be) and by collectives within schools and science classrooms. This review traces the trajectory of leadership research, in the context of learning and teaching science, from an individual focus to a dialectical relationship between individual and collective praxis. The implications of applying an individual-collective perspective to praxis for teachers, students and their designated leaders are discussed.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Copyright: 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Notes: Vol. 24
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