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ERIC Number: ED543545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 43
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
Key Issue: Enhancing Teacher Leadership
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
"Teachers are leaders when they function in professional communities to affect student learning; contribute to school improvement; inspire excellence in practice; and empower stakeholders to participate in educational improvement" (Childs-Bowen, Moller, & Scrivner, 2000, p. 28). Enhancing teacher leadership can help schools and districts reach the following goals: (1) Improve teacher quality; (2) Improve student learning; (3) Ensure that education reform efforts work; (4) Recruit, retain, motivate, and reward accomplished teachers; (5) Provide opportunities for professional growth; (6) Extend principal capacity; and (7) Create a more democratic school environment. This paper presents strategies for encouraging teacher leadership. A list of resources is also included.
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 877-322-8700; Fax: 202-223-8939; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality