Phenomenology of Franco-Ontarian school principals' leadership in a Francophone minority context

Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2021

 Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS)

Join us on May 19, 2021 at noon for Jean-Sébastien Landry's lecture on the Phenomenology of Franco-Ontarian school principals' leadership in a Francophone minority context.

Summary: Some educational policies in Ontario seem to suggest a coexistence of two mandates that the principals of French-language schools are invited to implement: 1) to protect, enhance and disseminate the francophone language and culture, and 2) to foster the inclusion of ethno-cultural, linguistic and religious diversity.

This presentation examines the meaning that Ontario's francophone principals give to their leadership and identifies similarities and differences between transformative leadership and shared cultural leadership.

We chose a phenomenological research approach based on the veracity of meaning and authenticity of the participants' lived experience. Interviews were conducted with school principals from Francophone school boards in Ontario. Through a process of phenomenological reduction, we extracted an overall sense of meaning from the data, which was followed by a thematic analysis. 

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This event will be held in French.


Jean-Sébastien Landry is a master's student in the Department of Education at l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.

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