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ERIC Number: ED465742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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"Step up" or "Step out?": Perspectives on Teacher Leadership.
Wetig, Saundra L.
This research study centered on 10 teachers who served in the leadership role of clinical instructor in a Professional Development School (PDS) partnership, Project Partnership. The purpose of the study was to identify, using a case study approach, how teachers serving in the role of clinical instructor in Project Partnership defined leadership, described the personal/professional characteristics needed to serve in this role, and identified the supports and professional development opportunities and the benefits and challenges of involvement in a PDS partnership. Initial and follow-up interviews were conducted with 10 teachers who served in the clinical instructor role in Project Partnership during the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 school years. The research indicates that participants, in their role as clinical instructors, defined and described the roles, responsibilities, and characteristics of leadership in common terms. In addition, their involvement in the clinical instructor role enabled them to view themselves as leaders, changed their relationships with their professional colleagues, helped them to become better leaders, and promoted a new appreciation for persons in leadership positions. Finally, clinical instructors predominantly viewed themselves as transformational leaders. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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