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dc.contributor.advisorGates, Gordon
dc.creatorMcDonald, Teena Paige
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-18T23:32:40Z
dc.date.available2013-09-18T23:32:40Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/4641
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.), Education, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractCritiques of literature call for increased mindfulness research and practical applications in education arenas. This study focuses on the reflective practice of a woman superintendent developing coping skills to reduce stress. More specifically, the author shares how, by using mindfulness in daily practice, how she is able to have a clearer understanding and deepened relationship with life and work experiences while at the same time learning to cope with stress. This auto ethnography, through a feminist view, looks at the stress of being a female superintendent and explores ways of coping with the unavoidable stresses by using mindfulness practices, while at the same time using mindfulness to overcome gender role conflict faced by female leaders and to build a highly reliable organization. Further studies are warranted in ways to help other educators learn and use mindfulness practices to reduce stress, increase learning, and develop highly reliable organizations.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Education, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.language.isoEnglish
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dc.subjectEducational leadershipen_US
dc.subjectfeminismen_US
dc.subjectmeditationen_US
dc.subjectmindfulnessen_US
dc.subjectMindfulness based stress reductionen_US
dc.subjectstressen_US
dc.subjectwomen superintendentsen_US
dc.titleEMBRACING MINDFULNESS: A WOMAN SUPERINTENDENT'S JOURNEY
dc.typeText
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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