ERIC Number: ED465713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Teacher Leaders: How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success.
Crowther, Frank; Kaagan, Stephen S.; Ferguson, Margaret; Hann, Leonne
This book presents information from a 5-year research project on teacher leadership which offers evidence that the answer to school vitality lies largely in the redefinition of traditional leadership in education and in the elevation of the perception, status, and role of classroom teachers. The research involved interviews with teachers and principals in the midwestern United States and in Australia. The book provides strategies to help teachers make a positive, sustained impact on schools, students, and communities. It includes 14 hands-on group exercises for practical application of teacher leadership concepts within staff development; real-life examples and vignettes that illustrate successful teacher leadership in action; five keys to enhancing the teaching profession to reinvigorate educators at every level; and strategies for teacher-administrator collaboration. The six chapters are: "Teachers as Leaders: Emergence of a New Paradigm"; (2) "Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of the Teaching Profession"; (3) "Parallelism: Building School Capacity through Shared Leadership"; (4) "New Roles for School Principals"; (5) "Preparing for Teacher Leadership"; and (6) "The Exercises." Two appendixes present an overview of the Teachers as Leaders research design and a report on the Michigan Review. (Contains 98 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Principals, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Australian Research Council.; Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).; Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Michigan