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ERIC Number: ED453210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 12
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Leadership Transformation of Two Teachers and Their Principal: A Case Study.
Lanting, Ashley; Jolly, Anne
This study examined the short- and long-term effects of the Samford Summer Institute for Teacher Excellence (SSITE 2000), which created a climate for teacher leadership and for educators to connect with leadership resources. It investigated how two teachers and their principal networked with other school leaders, learned from successful leadership experiences, and developed their own action plans during 2001. Data from interviews, observations, and surveys indicated that participants came in with a significant desire to learn and expected to network within their own team and with other participants. The notion of teacher leadership was new to participants, but they embraced exemplary leadership ideas. They viewed the SSITE as an opportunity to validate and improve their profession. Participants experienced a carryover effect 2 weeks after SSITE. They maintained positive attitudes toward teacher leadership, became aware of resources, strengthened their beliefs in public education, and made strong commitments to act on teacher leadership. Commitments that participants made at SSITE turned into a mindset to support teacher leadership and solid actions in their profession, especially at the school level. The long-term impact was demonstrated by the leadership actions participants took to improve teacher and teaching quality and community outreach. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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