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ERIC Number: EJ1169800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-9726
From Teacher to Teacher Leader: A Conceptual Model
Hunzicker, Jana
International Journal of Teacher Leadership, v8 n2 p1-27 Fall 2017
Conceptions of teacher leadership are trending away from formal titles and positions to embrace a more informal, integrated approach. Moreover, there is growing agreement among scholars that teacher leadership is a stance, or way of thinking and being, rather than a set of behaviors. As a result, understanding how teachers progress from teacher to teacher leader remains unclear. Building on research findings from a previously-conducted study, this article offers a visual model conceptualizing eight teachers' progression from teacher to teacher leader, including the factors and conditions that influenced their progress and their varying self-perceptions as teachers and as leaders. Four developmental stages of teacher leader self-perception are explored: teacher leader, developing teacher leader, situational teacher leader, and classroom teacher leader. Findings of the study indicate that teacher leadership stance precedes the actions of teacher leadership; development of teacher leader self-perception may take longer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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