The ISTA presidency, 1989-2007 : an autoethnography on leadership development

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dc.contributor.advisor Weaver, Roy A. Young, J. David 2014-12-15T15:34:23Z 2014-12-15T15:34:23Z 2014-12-13
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this autoethnography was to examine the organizational leadership development of three Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) presidents between 1989-2007. The primary question examined was: How do these three former ISTA Presidents describe their leadership journeys? Six underlying questions included: (1) How did these three former presidents come to the decision to run for office? (2) Why did they choose to become leaders? (3) How did they lead? (4) What leadership characteristics and abilities were evident in their presidency? (5) How did their leadership characteristics and abilities affect their presidency? (6) What events influenced their leadership development? The researcher used his life experience as ISTA president to create a selfnarrative, which was used with qualitative interviews of two other state presidents to provide data for analysis. To examine the data, a Thematic Content Analysis was employed in order to obtain a descriptive view of the research in a textural form. From this data analysis, five themes, with accompanying subthemes, were found to be important for leadership development for these three presidents: (1) Definition of Leadership (Definition, Integrity, Charisma, Persistence, Leadership Teams, and Style), (2) Leadership Training (Experience, Skill Sets, Mentor/Mentee, Formal Training), (3) accomplishments, (4) Purpose or Reason for Involvement (Social Justice), and (5) Background (Career, Youth). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership.
dc.subject.other Indiana State Teachers Association -- Presidents.
dc.title The ISTA presidency, 1989-2007 : an autoethnography on leadership development en_US
dc.title.alternative Indiana State Teachers Association presidency, 1989-2007 Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US

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