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ERIC Number: EJ1068884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
On the Edge of the Dark Side: Self-Concept and the Teacher-Leader
Wilson, Beth
Independent School, v74 n4 Sum 2015
Teaching is more than a career. In many ways, it is an identity. Teachers who choose independent schools value independent thinking, a focus on the individual, and recognition of context and complexity. But when teachers who deeply value autonomy and question hierarchical control become teacher leaders--as department chairs, grade level team leaders, instructional coaches, and so on--they face practical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. What makes them value independent schools can make it hard to orient leadership within their self-concept. In this article, the author discusses the challenges of teacher-leadership in independent schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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