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ERIC Number: ED509781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Guide to Collaborative Culture and Shared Leadership. Turning Points: Transforming Middle Schools
Lummis, Ben
Center for Collaborative Education
Turning Points schools create a new culture built around the collaboration of all members of the school community. This collaborative culture requires structures that empower teachers and administrators to work together to make the most important decisions regarding the educational experiences of their students. The two primary components of this culture are: (1) shared leadership and decision making; and (2) the creation of effective teacher teams. This guide begins with rationales and detailed explanations for developing a collaborative culture and for creating shared leadership, decision making, and effective teacher teams. The Shared Leadership section describes the changing roles of the members of the school community. The Effective Teams section explains the components and skills needed for team members to be successful when they work together on the challenges facing their school. The Appendix includes a selection of tools, protocols, and exercises that can be used to develop a collaborative culture and shared leadership.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Collaborative Education