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ERIC Number: ED524279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 216
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-7092-7
Teacher Leaders of Color: The Impact of Professional Development on Their Leadership
Durias, Ruby Fay
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara
This study examines the practices and roles that influence the participation or nonparticipation of teacher leaders of color in taking on additional leadership roles. The concern is that there are certain practices or roles, which hinder or support teachers of color aspiring to roles of leadership. Taking on these roles could advance occupants to become principals or superintendents. The problem of few people of color in leadership seems attributable to students of color not seeing role models in these positions. Therefore, students of color do not try to attain these positions. This qualitative case study examines the experiences of female teacher leaders of color and European American teacher leaders at a large K-8 elementary school district on the southern coast of California. Through the use of interviews and surveys of these teacher leaders, this study reveals some of the factors that influenced whether these teacher leaders of color did or did not participate in math-related leadership roles after the project. Reasons given by teacher leaders of color as to why they did not continue in leadership roles were time requirements, perceived lack of district and administration support, concern over lack of knowledge of subject matter, and racial barriers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California