ERIC Number: ED348771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Leadership from the Classroom: Women Teachers as a Key to School Reform.
Troen, Vivian; Boles, Katherine
Findings of a study that examined female teacher leaders' views of teacher leadership are presented in this paper, which focuses on the potential of teacher leadership for facilitating school reform. Interviews were conducted with six women teacher leaders involved in restructuring efforts--three in school/college collaboration and three in curriculum reform. Findings illustrate how the women succeeded despite the school structures in which they worked. Teacher leadership initiatives provided them with opportunities for collaboration, professional development, and affecting school change. A drawback was the loss of connectedness to former peers, which raises the question of how to redefine power and leadership in feminist terms. (Contains 35 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).