26 SES 05 A, Researching Principals' Professional Identities Across National Contexts
Urban schools are under significant pressure world-wide to change, including threats of closure, takeover, budget cuts and competition for enrollments. Even if these high stakes threats are diminished, urban schools confront pressure from changing demographics, globalization, and other forces. One of the most, if not the most, powerful strategies to enable these diverse urban settings to be successful for all students is the cultivation of trust among educators, parents, students, and the larger community. This paper provides a conceptual analysis backed up with empirical study that explores and develops the idea of principal professional identities as a lens for understanding and promoting the cultivation of trust in diverse, urban settings. The professional identity lens helps to balance the current technocratic tendency, which emphasizes skills and knowledge and ignores the internalized meanings that individual principals use to cultivate trust in these urban schools. The presentation will describe the major conceptual framework for the professional identity lens in cultivating trust, discuss some exploratory empirical work on this topic in the USA, and identify implications for policy, research, and practice.
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