Freddy Edna James

Freddy Edna James
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine | UWI · School of Education

Doctor of Education In Educational Leadership, Change and Improvement

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Introduction
Freddy Edna James currently works at the School of Education, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Freddy does research in Educational Policy, Teacher Education and Educational Leadership. Their current project is 'Leadership and Innovation'.

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The current research explores how using collaborative twenty-first century digital tools developed the collective leadership capacity among participants in an educational leadership course. A qualitative interpretive approach was used. The data show how learning within the digital collaborative spaces was multidirectional and enhanced the possibili...
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This conceptual paper reviews the extant literature on action research/teacher led inquiry and answers the question: How and in what circumstances can action research improve teachers’ classroom practice and therefore what might be the implications for school improvement? A critical analysis of the nature and purpose of action research as a mechani...
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In this study an innovative entrepreneurial approach was used to teach a postgraduate educational leadership course by incorporating digital tools to develop 21st century skills (creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking). Additionally, utilizing a practice-based approach facilitated learners operationalizing acquired skills wi...
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Although a wide body of research on school violence exists, much of the work is concentrated within westernized contexts, particularly within the American context and is focused on the types of violent behaviours exhibited, the causes of the behaviour, and solutions to reduce the behaviours. Within the local context, research has identified root ca...
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Caribbean Curriculum Vol. 22, 2014, 175–207. LEADING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT THROUGH COLLABORATION: An Evidence-Based Model Author: Freddy James This paper reports on a study that explored educational reform in the secondary sector in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) by analysing the Ministry of Education’s policy documents and examining perspectives on the i...
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There have been appeals within the educational change (EC) and school improvement (SI) literature for research to explore more non-westernized and developing country contexts (Dimmock, 2000; Harris, 2009; Harris & Chrispeels, 2006; McMahon, 2006). This article is a response to those appeals. The study maps the SI educational policy contexts of Trin...
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School leaders in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) now have the important responsibility of initiating and implementing school improvement. This raises the question of their leadership capacity and the competencies that are required for school leaders to fulfil this new role. This article focuses on school leadership in T&T. The study presented in this ar...

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Research Innovations in Educational Leadership