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The Montessori Leader

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posted on 18.02.2018 by KAREN LEANNE BENNETTS
A Montessori perspective on leadership was sought by conducting fourteen semi-structured interviews with Montessori leaders internationally. The interviews explored the role of Montessori principles and practices in developing the participants’ ideas about, and enactment of, leadership. Gadamer’s 'Truth and Method' was used as a philosophical focus for the investigation and guided the analysis. Participant responses were interpreted and themes emerged that were discussed in terms of Montessori’s notion of ‘preparation’. The study found that a Montessori perspective on leadership is distinct, has universal applicability and is centred on the child as a hope and a promise for the world.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Leonard George Cairns

Additional supervisor 1

Jane Bone

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Education

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Education

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