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ERIC Number: EJ1028874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
Erin Gruwell: A Biographical Account of a Teacher Leader for Change
Morgan, Ronald D.; Lock, Peter
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v25 p65-76 Mar 2014
This biographical account of Erin Gruwell's work with marginalized youth explores the relevancy of her work for today's educators, especially those responsible for the education of future school leaders. Through both a review of the literature and in-depth interview with Gruwell, this paper shows how Gruwell emerged as a teacher leader and change agent. In summary, it is important that both current and future school administrators support teacher leaders like Erin Gruwell, by working together in challenging the status quo in today's schools. Being open-minded and listening to ideas teacher leaders can help school administrators be more effective in their often difficult role. Ideas such as "smaller learning communities" and the philosophy of "saving one student at a time" have echoed in teacher leaders like Erin Gruwell and others. School administrators' collaboration with their teacher leaders on campus, only increases the odds of more effective solutions coming forth that can help to improve academic achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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