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ERIC Number: EJ724873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Teacher Leaders Creating Cultures of School Renewal and Transformation
Beachum, Floyd; Dentith, Audrey M.
Educational Forum, The, v68 n3 p276-286 Spr 2004
This paper reports on an ethnographic study of 25 teacher leaders in five schools within a large midwestern city school district. Data was collected through unstructured interviews and observations of teachers. Three central themes appeared repeatedly, and explain the presence of and support for teachers as leaders, including: (1) specific school structures and organizational patterns; (2) particular processes and identities; and (3) a deliberate use of outside resources with consistent, strong community relationships. Conclusions assert the possibility of teacher leadership as a model and theory of leadership for school renewal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A