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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Review from Bernie Tobin
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.
Have a brilliant rest of your week!