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ERIC Number: EJ916110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Identifying Attributes of Teacher Leaders within the Advancement via Individual Determination Program: A Survey of School Principals
Watt, Karen M.; Mills, Shirley J.; Huerta, Jeffery
Journal of School Leadership, v20 n3 p352-368 May 2010
This study identified what attributes principals believe best exemplify a teacher leader in schools implementing the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program and what attributes they take into consideration when selecting an AVID elective teacher. After surveying more than 1,100 principals, we found that principals tended to rate teacher leadership attributes high in all areas, although they were not in agreement in the areas of professional growth and school/district environments. Respondents also did not consider all teacher leader attributes when selecting their AVID elective teachers. Principals may therefore see an immediate need for a high-quality teacher to teach the AVID elective class yet initially underestimate the importance of the teacher's role in AVID as a catalyst for schoolwide reform. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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