Date of Submission
Doctor of Education
Critical Theory, Transformative Leadership, Distributed Leadership, Kotter, Stage Model of Change, Educational Leadership
This organizational improvement plan addresses a problem of practice in the primary division of an international school. This improvement plan focuses on increasing the quantity and quality of student action as an outcome of learning as evidenced in the school’s curriculum mapping database. Proposed changes are based on the belief that the overarching purpose of schooling is to prepare individuals for full engagement and participation in democratic society. Full participation requires that students develop a sense of agency and empowerment to act upon the knowledge they gain through their schooling. Schooling provides students with the ability and disposition to challenge the status quo and think critically about issues of fairness, justice, and equity to create a more just society. This plan uses social justice as a lens through which to view the process of change, with a blend of transformative leadership and distributed leadership to guide the planning and implementation of this change plan. Kotter’s (1996) Stage Model of change provides a framework upon which this organizational improvement plan is structured and guided.
Keywords: Critical Theory, Transformative Leadership, Distributed Leadership, Kotter, Stage Model of Change
Hawkins, K. (2019). Promoting Student Action in a Primary School. The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University, 83. Retrieved from https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/oip/83