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Correlation Between Teacher Leader Innovation Levels (High - Low) and Their Use of Effectual Reasoning: Years 1-3


"Effectual Reasoning is thought to be a kind of reasoning that entrepreneurs in business use as opposed to causal reasoning. This study looks at entrepreneurship in the K-12 public school system and accomplishes three main goals: (1) to submit a working definitions of entrepreneurial teacher leaders by presenting their innovations in the world of education; (2) to present the development of a instrument to measure effectual reasoning; and, (3) to present three years of data that demonstrates a correlation between the teachers' level of innovation (high-low) and their effectual reasoning scores. We discuss the role of the perception and propensity for risk and how this affects entrepreneurial teacher leaders' decisions to innovate which informs our work on the grant."