Gifts of the Doctoral Process
|Title||Gifts of the Doctoral Process|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Journal||Educational Journal of Living Theories|
|Type of Article||action research|
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.