Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reflective practice is based on the reality that professional knowledge is different from scientific knowledge, according to Kotter (1988). Researchers have not been able to establish a full understanding of the nature of professional knowledge in education. There are differing views on the terms and conditions of educational practices. The practice of every professional is a growth process not formed from a strict set of rules or research results. Professional practice is developed through trial and error. It has also been expressed as "thinking on your feet." Educators find procedures that seem to work, and others that have failed. The working knowledge is largely a product of experiences for those who are creative, inventive and perceptive enough to reflect on their past.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert H. Decker
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©1992 Dana C. Deines
Deines, Dana C., "A new leadership vision for secondary school principals: A reflective essay" (1992). Graduate Research Papers. 2384.