ERIC Number: EJ1035976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Harnessing the Power of Teacher Networks
Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth N.; Buttram, Joan L.
Phi Delta Kappan, v95 n3 p12-15 Nov 2013
Teacher networks are an important lever for helping schools make change. In order to take advantage of teacher networks, principals must map the existing networks in their schools, identifying teachers and others who serve as experts or advice givers, brokers, and advice seekers. Once these are known, principals can decide on a strategy for tapping teacher networks to promote the desired change.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Social Networks, Teacher Associations, Interprofessional Relationship, Help Seeking, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Concept Mapping, Collegiality, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Group Dynamics, Teacher Behavior, Administrative Principles
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Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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