ERIC Number: EJ891691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Contested Terrain: Principal and Teacher Leadership at Grove Street Elementary School
Donaldson, Morgaen L.; Cobb, Casey D.; Mayer, Anysia P.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v13 n2 p29-38 Jun 2010
This case describes dilemmas faced by a second-year principal whose urban school received a major grant to encourage teacher leadership, expand decision making, and promote school-based autonomy. This case focuses on the principal's efforts to negotiate his work with multiple stakeholders, including the coach, teachers, and district leadership. The principal struggles to balance his desire to cede authority to teachers and foster teacher leadership with his responsibility to raise student performance.
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Principals, Urban Schools, Educational Change, Elementary Schools, Politics of Education, Outcome Based Education, High Stakes Tests, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Objectives, Participative Decision Making, Behavior Problems, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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