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ERIC Number: EJ833670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
School Structure and the Identity of Teacher Leaders: Perspectives of Principals and Teachers
Angelle, Pamela S.; Schmid, Jessie B.
Journal of School Leadership, v17 n6 p771-799 Nov 2007
This qualitative study examines the concept of teacher leadership from the perspective of those who practice it. Viewed through the lens of identity theory, analysis yielded five categories that define and describe a teacher leader--namely, as a decision maker, an educational role model, a positional designee, a supra-practitioner, and a visionary. Findings reveal that the social structure where leadership is practiced shapes the definition of teacher leadership. Role identification within the social structure can assist principals in developing a healthy work climate that promotes distributed leadership. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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