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EDAD 578 Leader as Ethnographer: Exploring and Engaging the School Community

Content: Ethnographers gather and record information to find patterns, better understand issues faced by communities, and improve quality of life. Veteran school leaders explore the knowledge, skills, and applicable concepts necessary to explore and engage the school community. Class begins with an examination of the individual leaders' personal worldview, critical to how the leader understands and interacts with others. Then attention turns to the broader community, studying local values and customs, assets and challenges, sources of information and communication, and special interest groups. Finally, course participants craft a plan for meaningfully energizing, engaging, and empowering the school community.
Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2 semester hours.