Learning the theory, improving the practice? A case study of award-bearing leadership training among college principals from Bangladesh

Adrian Jarvis, Simranjeet Judge

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Abstract

Award-bearing transnational professional development training has received little attention in the literature. By taking a longitudinal mixed-methods approach, this project's researchers investigated the ways in which participants on a World Bank-funded programme practised leadership at the start of their training, before revisiting them a year later to find out what, if any, changes had resulted. It was discovered that the award-bearing design had been very influential in endowing the participants with concepts that they enthusiastically adopted, but that, over time, the concepts had undergone a process of simplification, largely driven by incongruities between the concepts and the cultural environments to which they had been applied. It is recommended that award-bearing programmes might more readily take into account the individual and contextual circumstances of their participants at the planning stage.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalManagement in Education
Early online date22 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes

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