Improving practice as a head-teacher through living theory research and communicating meanings of embodied values

TitleImproving practice as a head-teacher through living theory research and communicating meanings of embodied values
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMounter, J
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume7
Start Page14
Issue1
Pagination14-38
Date Published06/2014
Type of Articleliving-theory
ISSN2009-1788
Abstract

As a Head-teacher of a state funded English primary school I have a duty to implement government policy, and a personal and professional commitment to providing children with the best possible educational experience. There are times I, like many other educators nationally and internationally, experience tensions between these two drivers when my values are contradicted. This paper offers my living-theory (Whitehead, 1989), a description and values-based explanation of how I am working to resolve these contradictions and the educational influence I am having in my own learning, the learning of staff and children, and the learning of my school.

Short TitleImproving practice as a head-teacher
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