ERIC Number: ED338611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Transforming Teacher Leadership through Action Research.
Broyles, India L.
The University of Southern Maine offers a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership designed to prepare educators for the demands of working with others to promote educational excellence. Two themes of the program focus on: problem finding--the disposition to scrutinize aims as well as means; and a valuing of and practical experience with action research. During the program, the teacher leader identifies a problem pertaining to educational leadership and formulates a leadership strategy related to a solution. This study looks at the growth of leadership in the context of this action research project; specifically, the strategies that teacher leaders select in such a research project and how teacher leaders view their success as leaders. Data were derived through: (1) an analysis of practicum reports wherein the leader identifies a problem pertaining to educational leadership and formulates a leadership strategy related to a problem solution; (2) a review of pertinent literature; (3) examination of site-specific factors that influence the problem or its resolution; (4) the formulation and implementation of a leadership strategy; and (5) the documentation and critical assessment of the applied leadership steps. The leadership strategies within the action research projects can be seen as relationships in the following categories: school/district administration; teachers; students; curriculum; parents; and other resources. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Strategy Choice; University of Southern Maine
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Association (Portsmouth, NH, April 25, 1991).