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ERIC Number: EJ763156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-9
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Leadership by Teachers Gains Notice
Olson, Lynn
Education Week, v26 n36 p1, 14-15 May 2007
This article discusses the step taken by various states to create endorsements to licensing systems that would formally recognize teachers who have taken on leadership roles outside their own classrooms. Louisiana is one of a handful of states that have created or are considering adding endorsements to their state licensing systems. Illinois also adopted a teacher-leadership endorsement in 2006, and Georgia has new rules that went into effect last April 2007. Other states, such as Delaware and Kentucky, are considering similar steps. Advocates cite a number of reasons for such endorsements: (1) they recognize teachers who have already assumed leadership functions in their schools; (2) they make the principal's job more doable by encouraging other teachers to take on such tasks; (3) they create options for individuals who want to pursue leadership roles but are not interested in becoming principals; and (4) they can serve as a pathway for future school leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Georgia; Illinois; Kentucky; Louisiana