Research Becomes You: Cultivating EdD Students’ Identities as Educational Leaders and Researchers and a “Learning by Doing” Meta-Study

Ray Buss, Andrea Avery

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Abstract

We examined how end-of-first-year students in a Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)-affiliated EdD program were developing professional identities as educational leaders and researchers. Quantitative and qualitative data revealed substantial development of leadership skills, but even greater growth in perceptions of research skills. Qualitative data indicated students “tried out” leadership and research skills in their workplaces. These provisional efforts were consistent with the notion of possible selves or provisional selves in which individuals try on identities. Implications for program leaders and students are also discussed. In addition, we reported on a-study-within-a-study: We examined our efforts in learning/teaching research skills as the study was conducted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-301
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Research on Leadership Education
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • development of identity
  • EdD programs
  • eduational researcher
  • educational leader

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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