Help for the Doctoral Learner

Being a Teacher/Leader requires that you keep current with what is happening in the educational scene. Under the “Teacher/Servant Leader: The Doctoral Journey” section are many of my writings, documents, and exercises that I accumulated as I progressed through my doctoral courses. The main subject matter covers an array of Educational Leadership and Management (ELM) topics, such as Action Research, Appreciative Inquiry, Change Management, and Systems Thinking; to name a…

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I Was Plagiarized! How Irritating!

Since being plagiarized by a doctoral learner at a ‘rival’ university (discovered by the TurnItIn program),  I am very eager to learn how to protect my website/blog content since all of it is written by me …. Thanks goes to Jin at DesignWall for the timely tips! “Digital piracy may be the most irritating thing every site owner has to face when people blatantly take away his/her content without asking…

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The Case for Action Research: A Comparative Study

By Dr. B.E. Walker Inquiry research, as in the traditional scientific method, seeks to determine what is happening; whereas Action Research (AR) seeks to discover why something is happening. Both methodologies provide information and are useful tools of research. Exploring AR’s history using the scientific method as a comparative backdrop can validate the legitimacy of AR; however, a further survey of AR will reveal that the participatory method surpasses that of the scientific method in its impact on the researcher’s own environment. Exploring Action Research’s History Although Action Research (AR) has an indisputable origin, it is generally accepted that Kurt Lewin was the founding father of action research (Dickens & Watson, 1999; Smith, 2007; Masters, 1995, McKernan, 1991). Lewin reached outside the realm of scientific inquiry and psychology and entered…

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THE DOCTORAL JOURNEY

Being a Teacher/Leader requires that you keep current with what is happening in the educational scene. Under the “Teacher/Servant Leader: The Doctoral Journey” section are many of my writings, documents, and exercises that I accumulated as I progressed through my doctoral courses. The main subject matter covers an array of Educational Leadership and Management (ELM) topics, such as Action Research, Appreciative Inquiry, Change Management, and Systems Thinking; to name a few. Although the course work has long been completed (Hallelujah!) and the EdD has been earned, I have not suspended my writing; so I will post every once in a while when I come across something that I deem “doctoral material”. However, do not think that you do have to earn a doctorate to dabble, appreciate, and glean knowledge; we should be learning everyday! I hope that you gain some insights into the topics…And, if you decide to pursue your Masters and/or your Doctorate, I’d love to help you along!

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  1. Hello, my name is Vanessa, and I am currently pursuing my EDD in Education, Leadership and Management. I have been in health care most of my life and changing careers. I have taught and mentored many during this time in healthcare. Unlike most educators who know exactly what it is they will do, I am still at a lost. I would like to pursue cultural diversity in higher education which is very broad.I am currently discouraged. Browsing the site and ran across your post. Anyhelp or suggestions will be helpful. Thanks Vanessa

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