publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Phenomenology of School Leaders' Experiences of Ethical Dilemmas

Guy, Timothy Michael;
Open Access
  • Published: 23 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This research study explores the intersection of school leadership and ethics. This study used the hermeneutic phenomenological approach described by Max Van Manen (1990, 2014) to explore the question: How do school leaders experience ethical dilemmas in their role as school leaders? Hermeneutic phenomenology seeks to find the meaning of a phenomenon, which in this case is the experience of an ethical dilemma. Hermeneutic refers to the interpretive-reflective-analytical component and phenomenological refers to the descriptive concrete life-experience phenomenon component (Creswell, 2007; Van Manen, 1990, 2014; Vagle, 2014). This study looked at experiences recou...
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free text keywords: education, school leadership, ethics, phenomenology
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