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ERIC Number: ED440956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers as Leaders of Systemic Change: How To Use Them Most Effectively.
Bell-Ruppert, Nancy
Systemic change in education refers to many facets of a community working together to support and improve how well children learn. This study examines the perceptions of teachers involved in systemic change as math and science resource teachers. In Duval County, Florida, a group of teachers were hired to assist systemic change as part of a 5-year National Science Foundation grant. This study is the first year of the grant from the teachers' perspectives. The study answers the question, "What influences the satisfaction of teachers who are chosen to be leaders of change?" by looking at the changes in individual group members. The results make a connection between tasks and activities team members are asked to do and members' satisfaction levels. Members of this group shared an anthology of their choice throughout the year to express their perceptions of working on the team. The theory of group dynamics was used to identify the stages of development as well as the levels of satisfaction team members experienced. From this study, six recommendations for supervisors of teachers as leaders are provided. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida