ERIC Number: ED475767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Leading from the Classroom. Highlights from the 2001 NBPTS National Board Certified Teacher Leadership Survey. Special Section of Accomplished Teacher Magazine.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.
This publication presents highlights from the 2001 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) National Board Certified Teacher Leadership survey, which involved 2,186 questionnaires from National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). The survey examined the leadership activities of NBCTs and how National Board Certification impacted their leadership. Results indicate that: National Board Certified teachers are leading learning communities in a variety of ways (mentoring or coaching candidates for NBPTS certification, mentoring or coaching new or struggling teachers, developing or selecting programs or materials to support or increase student learning, and providing school or district leadership); the NBCT credential has helped NBCTs expand their influence on educational decision making; NBCTs' involvement in leadership activities increases their desire to continue teaching (their involvement in leadership activities positively impacts their feelings about their careers and enhances their career satisfaction and confidence); and NBCTs are dedicated to pursuing leadership activities that strengthen their profession (most NBCTs report interest in devoting time to teacher leadership activities that support other teachers and the profession). (SM)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Mentors, National Standards, Participative Decision Making, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Office, 1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 800-22TEACH (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nbpts.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA.