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ERIC Number: EJ887749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Excellent Teachers Leading the Way: How to Cultivate Teacher Leadership
Thornton, Holly J.
Middle School Journal (J3), v41 n4 p36-43 Mar 2010
Increased emphasis on content coverage and test scores can be an obstacle to many middle level practices, such as curriculum integration and differentiated instruction. While an increasing number of well-prepared, exemplary middle grades educators know and understand this situation, these educators are often not the ones leading school change. Teachers are at the center of all reform movements, and without their full participation and leadership, any effort to reform education is doomed to failure. Teacher leaders serve as mentors and encourage their peers; they influence policies in their schools; they assist in improving instructional practice; and they help develop the leadership capacity and improve retention of other teachers. This article attempts to answer questions on the current status of teacher leadership and on how teachers can cultivate leadership in their middle level schools. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A