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ERIC Number: EJ1025565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Not Too Young to Lead
Pucella, Tanya Judd
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v87 n1 p15-20 2014
"Educational Leadership" is a term used to describe the work of principals and administrators. The high-stakes testing environment that has been feeding the culture of accountability in our schools has led principals to increasingly turn to a more distributed leadership model that includes their teachers, thereby expanding the concept of leadership in our schools. Despite increasing opportunities to lead, a lack of formal training often leaves educators hesitant to see themselves as leaders. Therefore, there is a compelling need to address leadership development among America's teachers even as early as the preservice stage because beginning teachers are not too young to lead. Preservice programs provide numerous opportunities to begin to expose teachers to these ideas and give them the key knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to engage in formal and informal leadership roles early in their careers. Promoting teacher leadership among beginning teachers may improve retention in teachers in the induction stage, as well as assist in closing a looming gap in leadership in our schools as many veteran teacher leaders of the baby boomer generation approach retirement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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