ERIC Number: ED419265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Research Roundup, v14 n3 Spr 1998
Ways in which teachers and principals respond to changing leadership roles and some practical steps that principals can take to support leadership are discussed in this article review. It focuses on five papers that explore educators' roles, offering advice on how to respond to changing expectations. "When is New: A Plan of Action" (A. W. Hart) examines ways that teacher leadership changes the principal's traditional duties. "Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Leadership Development for Teachers" (M. Katzenmeyer and G. Moller) suggests that teacher leadership can play a significant transformative part in K-12 schools, and that such teacher leaders are classroom-centered leaders who concentrate on teaching and learning rather than on organizational "nuts and bolts.""Effects of Teacher Leadership on Their Teaching Practice" (M. N. Ovando) surveyed 25 teachers who revealed that leadership roles demanded time that used to be devoted to planning periods and other free moments. "Supports and Barriers to Teacher Leadership: Reports of Teacher Leaders" (L. F. Zinn) presents research showing that the new leadership role can be difficult for teachers to master and that support is crucial to the process, such as a strong network of colleagues and administrator support. "Teacher Leaders and Their Principals: Exploring the Development of New Working Relationships" (M. A. Smylie and J. Conyers) states that once teachers assume a leadership role, they must redefine their relationship with the principal in order to reduce any role ambiguity. (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Book Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Principals, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership, Teachers
Educational Products, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 (single copies, $2.50; $2 each on orders of 10 or more; Virginia residents add 4.5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.