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ERIC Number: ED463247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 13
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Promoting Teacher Leadership in Urban Schools.
Lieberman, Joyce M.
This paper recounts how one urban-based university addressed the need for teachers to acquire the knowledge and skills required to take on increasing types of leadership roles. The university formed a partnership with a nonprofit organization to design and implement a 32-semester hour master's degree program to address the issue. The program provided opportunities to outstanding classroom teachers to attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be instructional leaders in their schools and to be involved in preparing future teachers. Five courses were specifically content-based and aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' (NBPTS') five core propositions. The other four courses were designed to provide teachers with knowledge and skills on standards-based teaching and learning by having them engage in activities that mirrored those required in the NBPTS assessment process. Over the course of the program, participants completed four NBPTS entries in their certificate area. Program evaluation includes tracking participant selection, retention, and graduation rates; maintaining records on the extent to which the curriculum is taught as designed; summarizing school-level change initiatives; reporting the number of teachers intending to complete the NBPTS assessment process; collecting participant satisfaction data; and rating participants as potential mentors. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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