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ERIC Number: ED444947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 7
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The Role of Teacher Leaders in Scaling Up Standards-Based Reform.
Swanson, Judy; Snell, Jean; Koency, Gina; Berns, Barbara
This study examined 10 urban middle school teacher leaders who played significant roles in their districts' and states' large-scale standards reform efforts. Interviews, observations, and shadowing were conducted during the first year to examine the teachers' scope of work. Observations focused on teachers working with a range of students and with colleagues in formal and informal situations. Participants constructed portfolios with reflections on their own practice. The portfolios included lesson plans and student work; reflections on the lessons; and information on work with peers. A similar approach was used during the second year, with greater attention to teachers' leadership roles. Each year included a 3-day working conference in which the teachers completed action research. Presented in four papers, the results: evaluate the usefulness of a reflective tool for identifying essential qualities comprising teacher leadership; examine math and science reform issues that might explain the relative lack of middle school teacher leaders in these two disciplines; analyze the situation in middle school science; and discuss efforts to identity teachers' leadership qualities and how they were developed. The results note the importance of high quality professional development in understanding the career development of teacher leaders. (Contains 12 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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