ERIC Number: ED347631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Teachers as Leaders: Evolving Roles, NEA School Restructuring Series.
Livingston, Carol, Ed.
The phenomenon of teacher leadership in changing schools is explored in this book. Following a foreword by Robert McClure and an introduction by Carol Livingston, part 1 provides an indepth examination of teacher leadership as it exists in practice and of teachers' aspirations. The five chapters are based on a series of independent case studies conducted in the United States and Canada. All the case studies share a focus on the nature and contribution of teacher leadership in school change. They include: "Working Together: Teacher Leadership and Collaboration," by Patricia A Wasley; "Empowerment through Leadership: In the Teachers' Voice," by Carolyn Fay; "Becoming a Change Facilitator: The First-Year Experience of Five Teacher Leaders," by Ann Kilcher; "Teacher Leadership in a Renewing School," by Lynne Miller; and "Leading, Learning, and Leaving," by Susan Walters with Cynthia Guthro. In part 2, two advocates for teacher collaboration and leadership in learning-centered schools reflect on the previous chapters. Integrating theory and practice concerns, they outline current knowledge on teacher leadership and speculate on its future. Their contributions include "Teacher Leadership: What Are We Learning?" by Ann Lieberman; and "A Vision of Teacher Leadership," by Eliot Wigginton. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership, Teacher Influence, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, Westhaven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1848-6-00, $15.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.