Gifts of the Doctoral Process

TitleGifts of the Doctoral Process
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsDemirbag, JRomero
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume8
Start Page67
Issue1
Pagination67-74
Date Published06/2015
Type of Articleaction research
ISSN2009-1788
Abstract

The doctoral dissertation process has been a journey of self-recognition. The gifts I received from the action research based doctoral process shifted my self- perspective from one of ‘imposter’ to that of ‘doctor-educator.’ These gifts included: validation as an educator, researcher and writer; confidence to pursue further questions; the possibility of affecting school practices and personal evolution; the opportunity to actualize personal values; and the generation of a living-educational-theory.

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