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Degree

Master of Education

Program

Education

Supervisor

Dr. Derek Allison

Abstract

This study investigated the prevalence of the five Core Leadership Capacities (CLCs) in the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) in the work of teachers and administrators charged with developing an integrated Grade 10 curriculum incorporating student use of emergent electronic and web-based technologies. Retrospective interviews were conducted with members of this group --known as the Futures Forum Project (FFP)-- to elucidate and explore their professional interactions for traces of the CLCs. The researcher concluded that the CLCs were not used as an intentional framework for leadership, but did detect traces of distributed leadership closely linked to exchange theories of power. These and related findings invite critical examination of the OLF and its constituent CLCs as a defensible framework for the development of autonomous professionalism amongst school and system leaders.


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