‘You learn from going through the process’: The perceptions of South African school leaders about action research

This article presents the qualitative assessment of an action research project that aimed to develop the capacity of school leaders in South Africa, which engaged ten schools and 24 school leaders. The assessment found that engagement with a systematic process of critical reflection and action facilitated epistemological and ontological shifts within participating school leaders, contributing to changed perceptions and leadership practices.

Wood, L., & Govender, B. (2013). ‘You learn from going through the process’: The perceptions of South African school leaders about action research. Action Research, 11(2), 176-193. Full Text.

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