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ERIC Number: ED456112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Preparation and Behavior of Self-Professed Teacher-Leaders.
Dils, A. Keith
This study assessed current self-professed teacher leader preparation and teacher leader behaviors, comparing selected teacher leader characteristics with characteristics of the general population of public school teachers (using Department of Education data). Subjects were selected via a stratified random sample of teachers whose email addresses appeared in their school's Web site and teacher email listservs. Respondents completed a teacher leader survey instrument. Results indicated that respondents held significantly more graduate degrees, were significantly more likely to hold one of several education majors, showed a significantly higher percentage of formal participation in mentoring another teacher, and showed a meaningfully higher percentage of formal participation in individual or collaborative professional research than did the general population of teachers. They tended to use and develop technology as a teaching tool, develop and assess standards, participate in professional organizations, write for publication, write and implement grants for new programs, and connect with higher education. They tended not to hold positions of influence in professional teacher organizations, hold positions of influence in unions, take the lead in forming partnerships with businesses and other organizations, and participate in the political process by running for office. (Contains 22 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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