ERIC Number: ED454173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Leadership Strategies for Teachers. K-Adult.
Merideth, Eunice M.
This book offers an overview of leadership as a dynamic process available to all teachers, reviewing research-based theories applicable to teacher leadership and presenting strategies for the development of teacher leadership skills. It reflects the philosophy that leadership is best developed through the combination of theory and experience that lends confidence to action and satisfaction in defining oneself as teacher and leader. Chapter 1, "Teachers as Leaders," explores teacher leadership behaviors through the REACH model, which describes behaviors that characterize teacher leaders. Chapter 2, "Teacher-Leaders in Action," describes four roles of teacher leaders that evolve from being a change agent, curricular designer, situational leader, and transformational leader. Chapter 3, "Teacher-Leaders and Professional Growth and Development," investigates the concept of professionalism, the five major models of professional development, and collaborative learning and leading. Chapter 4, "Communicating Leadership," explains the connections between success in leadership endeavors and communication skills. Chapter 5, "Connecting Teacher-Leaders," discusses how to connect teacher leaders beyond their schools through professional organizations and publications as well as through educational conferences and exhibits. Appended are forms to aid in the organization and implementation of strategies for staging an educational conference. (Contains references and an index.) (SM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership Qualities, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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