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ERIC Number: EJ1113385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: EISSN-1942-7751
Transforming Identities: The Transition From Teacher to Leader During Teacher Leader Preparation
Carver, Cynthia L.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v11 n2 p158-180 Aug 2016
Since 1997, the Great Lakes Academy has provided leadership development for more than 800 teachers in a large metropolitan region of the Upper Midwest. Graduates of the 2-year program often describe their experience as transformative, life changing, and profound. To understand the meaning and impact of this transformation, the author used Mezirow's theory of transformative learning as a lens for analyzing the written reflections of recent graduates and interviews with teachers who completed the program 2 years earlier. Study findings highlight the importance of identity transformation as a critical step in the preparation of teacher leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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