ERIC Number: ED401277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Teachers' Roles Revisited: Beyond Classroom Management.
Suleiman, Mahmoud; Moore, Rock
This paper discusses the importance of teachers moving out of managerial roles into leadership roles. As this transformation occurs, real educational change and the empowerment of teacher leaders will take place. Managerial style teachers traditionally have clear expectations and set standards for their students. Activities, outcomes, and timelines are implemented in the classroom to accomplish district or administration objectives. Managerial style teachers are essentially followers, who adhere to the prescribed blueprint to obtain specific and measurable outcomes or results. Although teachers' managerial roles must be maintained to some extent, they should be complemented with more pragmatic roles and functions as committed advocates of educational reform efforts. The teacher as leader tends to be active and research-oriented in the classroom, a participant in the transformation of school culture, and a collaborator with other schools in identifying and implementing the best problem-solving strategies. (Contains 30 references.) (MAH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Portions of this paper were presented at the Summer Workshop of the Association of Teacher Educators (Tarpon Springs, FL, 1996).