ERIC Number: ED465598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Professional Development of Effective Teacher Leaders.
The San Francisco Math Leadership Project was started in 1984 as one of the sites of the California Mathematics Project. During the past 15 years, nearly 500 elementary and middle level classroom teachers participated by attending a year long program which included an intensive summer institute and during the year activities. One goal was to provide a program that improved teachers' effectiveness by increasing their own confidence in learning and teaching mathematics. A second goal focused on developing teachers' leadership skills so that they could share their expertise with colleagues in their schools and participate in local conferences, thus enlarging the nucleus of mathematics leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area. The primary purpose of this chapter is to describe particular aspects of the project that have helped to develop leadership among the participants. It also describes the variety of leadership activities in which the participants have engaged over the years. Many of the outcomes could not have been predicted at the beginning of this project. It is only by looking back that we can really see the total impact of this long running professional development program. (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Middle Schools, Teacher Leadership
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California