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Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture

 
Living Educational Theorist in Training
Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture
by William Barry - Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:51 AM
 

 I look forward to your feedback regarding my article  Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture . I deeply appreciate you reading the piece and hope you find value in it.

Margaret Farren
Re: Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture
by Margaret Farren - Sunday, 1 May 2011, 6:03 PM
 

Hello William,

Thank you for submitting your article 'Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture' to EJOLTS. Jack Whitehead and Bernie Tobin have agreed to reviewing your paper. I am looking forward to reading it as well!

Kind regards,

Margaret

Living Educational Theorist in Training
Re: Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture
by William Barry - Thursday, 19 May 2011, 11:00 PM
 

Hello Magaret,

Thank you for the message. I hope you enjoy the article and I look forward to your feedback.

Sincerely,

Billy

Living Educational Theorist in Training
Re: Challenging the status quo: Introducing Transformational Quality (TQ) Theory
by William Barry - Friday, 9 March 2012, 7:41 PM
 
Hi Margaret!

Please find attached the final draft of the article for the March issue. Please let me know the attachment came through smoothly.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Warm Regards,

William
Living Educational Theorist in Training
Re: Challenging the status quo: Introducing Transformational Quality (TQ) Theory
by William Barry - Friday, 6 April 2012, 7:33 PM
 

Hi Margaret,

Please find attached the article in EJOLTs format. My submission is in Word 2010. I look forward to reading the new issue!

Have a brilliant day!

Kind Regards,

William

Living Educational Theorist in Training
Re: Challenging the status quo: Introducing Transformational Quality (TQ) Theory
by William Barry - Friday, 6 April 2012, 7:40 PM
 

Hi Margaret,

I noticed in the uploaded article there is a blank second page for some reason. I wanted to bring this to your attention during the editing process.

All the Best,

William

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Re: Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture
by Jack Whitehead - Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 11:23 AM
 
Dear William, I have enjoyed reading your paper very much and am recommending it for publication with minor amendments. I found great value in your paper and particularly liked the way you had focused on quality in the creation of your transformational practice and living educational theory. I also liked your focus on influencing a school learning culture with the recognition of how important it was for you to recognise some of the living contradictions in your own practice with the help of your transformational meta-model of quality. I have presented many times at the American Educational Research Association and can see how significant your understandings could be to enhancing the quality of educational leadership in American schools (and not only in American Schools). I believe that your ideas have global significance.

You will see in the attached file that I have marked a number of minor amendments that need your attention. These can be seen on the right hand side of the manuscript or indicated by a black vertical line in the left hand margin.

I am also asking you to give some careful attention to your references. Please be consistent and just use the initials of the author. Please make sure that you have placed full stops at the end of each reference. I have corrected a few of the references, but you will see that the reference section needs this careful attention.

Congratulations on producing such a stimulating paper with such original and significant ideas.

Warm regards, Jack.
Living Educational Theorist in Training
Re: Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture
by William Barry - Thursday, 19 May 2011, 10:58 PM
 

Dear Jack,

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. The Living Theory action research process resulted in my transformation as an educational leader. It also improved my development as a fully-functional person. Living Theory has been an invaluable as a guide to my actions and decisions both professionally and personally. I look forward to sharing the theory with a larger audience with the hope it helps others improve their practice and question the status quo.

I appreciate the feedback concerning the reference section and have made the necessary changes. The time and effort you put into the review is deeply appreciated. I look forward to publishing in EJOLTs.

I am currently working on another article based on the powerful impact Living Theory had on my ontological and epistemological values and beliefs. The article discusses the joy and anxiety of the research process and the inability to see the world the same after the research is complete.

Respectfully,

Billy

Margaret Farren
Re: Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture
by Margaret Farren - Saturday, 21 January 2012, 8:35 PM
 

Hello William,

I am delighted to post the following review of your paper on behalf of the reviewer. We plan to publish the next issue of EJOLTS in February/March 2012 and your paper will be in this upcoming issue. 

Best Wishes,

Margaret

Review from Bernie Tobin

Dear William,

I find great value and inspiration in your work.  It describes clearly
how you understand your living theory as an explanation for your
educational influence in your own learning as a school leader, in the
learning of others and in the learning of social formations.

As I read about Transformational Quality (TQ) Theory, I reflect on the
meaning of quality in my own practice as a deputy principal of a newly
developing school.  I value caring for others and being cared about in
a community of understanding and belonging.   I strive to create a
collaborative culture, which encourages involvement, professional
development, mutual support and assistance in problem solving.  I
constantly seek to live these values as fully as possible but I am
aware of contradictions in my practice. Your work creates
possibilities for improvement.

I recommend that this paper is published with the minor amendments to
the text and attention to references previously suggested by Jack.
Regards,
Bernie Tobin

Living Educational Theorist in Training
Re: Challenging the status quo: How using a transformational meta-model of quality significantly impacted a school learning culture
by William Barry - Friday, 9 March 2012, 7:37 PM
 
Thank you, Bernie! I have been so enveloped in putting the final touches on my Ph.D. thesis I forgot to check back in to the site. Your kind words are deeply appreciated. I hope we have the opportunity to meet in the future and perhaps work on a project together!

Have a brilliant rest of your week!

Warm Regards,

William