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ERIC Number: EJ787757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
The Teacher Talent Trove
Quinn, Terrence
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v40 n1 p26-29 Fall 2003
Teacher leadership represents a powerful approach to assert the true professionalism that educators have long been seeking. Opportunities abound for teachers to contribute to school reform by demonstrating their leadership skills. This article considers strategies to rebuild the portrait of teachers and thereby encourage strong professional leadership. The author suggests that, to be truly effective, teachers must become lifelong learners of the new pedagogy and embrace technology. They must build partnerships with colleagues, parents, business, and the larger community. Fullan and Hargreaves (1992) identified guidelines that would coincide with a new definition of professionalism. They included a need to practice reflection, develop a risktaking personality, trust process as well as people, commit to working with colleagues, seek variety, avoid balkanization, balance work and life, redefine one's role to extend beyond the classroom, and engage in continuous improvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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