ERIC Number: ED399680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Leadership Development for Teachers.
Katzenmeyer, Marilyn; Moller, Gayle
Teacher leaders provide the key to meaningful change being sustained in schools and classrooms. This book, based on 10-years' experience in collaboration on staff-development activities, provides information on the development of teachers as leaders. Each chapter concludes with a discussion of different stakeholder roles in developing teacher leaders. Following the preface, chapter 1 describes three potential teacher leaders and defines the assumptions of teacher leadership. The second chapter describes the evolution of teacher-development practices. Chapter 3 discusses ways in which individual differences--teaching skills, assumptions about education, stages of career development, and work perspectives--affect styles of leadership. The fourth chapter describes the characteristics of the school environment in which teacher leadership is the norm. Guidelines to help teachers prepare to influence others in positive ways are offered in the fifth chapter. The benefits and future of teacher leadership are discussed in chapter 6. Twelve figures are included. Appendices contain a philosophy-of-education inventory and information on the characteristics of schools in which teacher leadership is supported. (Contains 101 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Leadership Training, Management Development, Professional Development, Teacher Influence, Teacher Role
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218; telephone: 805-499-9774; fax: 805-499-0871; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6475-7; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6474-9).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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