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Seminar: Examining School Leadership as a Congruency-Typology to Inform Teacher and Leader Practice
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Examining School Leadership as a Congruency-Typology to Inform Teacher and Leader Practice

Alex J. Bowers
Associate Professor of Education Leadership, Teachers College
Columbia University, New York

June 2, 2017 (Friday)
12:45 – 14:00
Room 205, Runme Shaw Building, HKU
(Chair: Dr CY Tan)

Historically, leadership in schools has been studied through the theories of transactional, transformational, and instructional leadership, in which people who lead schools are encouraged to move from a management perspective, to creating capacity building with teachers through empowering them to collaborate, build trust, and make decisions together around instructional improvement while setting the vision, mission and curriculum focus for the school. Yet, much of this research has focused either exclusively on teachers only, or leaders only, without taking into account the fact that teachers and leaders exist within a dynamic relationship in which they are nested within schools and each influence the other. In this seminar, Dr. Alex J. Bowers will discuss how he studies this issue through what he calls a “congruency-typology” model, in which school leadership is examined as a dynamic interaction between school leaders and teachers. Dr. Bowers examines these interactions using multilevel, longitudinal and latent subgroup analysis of large representative samples of teachers and administrators from the United States of America. Through these methods, he provides a means to help school and teacher leaders work more closely together to help improve instruction for all students in a school.

Date/Time02/06/2017 12:45-14:00
VenueRoom 205, Runme Shaw Building, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 08/05/2017 16:00(HKT) to 02/06/2017 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

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