ERIC Number: EJ720269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 30
Professionalism and Teacher Leadership Preparation
Middlebrooks, Gwendolyn H.
Teacher Education and Practice, v17 n4 p432-450 Fall 2004
Teachers are prepared to assume leadership roles as professionals and teacher leaders in the classrooms of our nation's schools. They demonstrate professionalism and leadership skills daily as they make decisions, work collaboratively with all school personnel, and simultaneously plan, organize, manage, and implement lessons and special projects in the academic environment. The inclusion of leadership preparation in the curriculum of all academic programs in P-12 schools and in teacher preparation programs in higher education is essential, because it ensures the continued preparation of youth and professional personnel for future leadership positions. This article reports on a study conducted in 43 public secondary schools. Thirty-five secondary schools were visited in the New York City school district and 8 schools were visited in the Atlanta public school system. Relatedly, the article reports findings and guidelines for instructional methods and activities that teachers and teacher educators can use to ensure that teacher leaders are prepared for professional roles in the academic environment.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Leadership, Secondary Schools, Educational Change, Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Guidelines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; New York