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ERIC Number: EJ916121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
The Role of Superintendents in Supporting Teacher Leadership: A Study of Principals' Perceptions
Wells, Caryn M.; Maxfield, C. Robert; Klocko, Barbara; Feun, Lindson
Journal of School Leadership, v20 n5 p669-693 Sep 2010
This article documents a study in which principals were asked to examine the concepts related to the development of teacher leadership in their districts by responding to an original survey sent electronically via SurveyMonkey. Half the respondents were chosen from districts that were involved with a program identified as preparing teacher leaders; the other half had no program affiliation. This descriptive study used quantitative measures that revealed some differences between perceptions of principals in school districts based on involvement in teacher leadership programs. Principals from all schools reported that the role of the superintendent was important in developing teacher leaders, although they seldom experienced the support. The article concludes with suggestions for superintendents to consider as they use a research-based approach to changing the culture of their schools to include teacher leadership. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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