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ERIC Number: EJ917596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
"Tipping" Teachers toward Change: Developing Leadership Characteristics through Book Club
Klinker, JoAnn Franklin; Watson, Patricia A.; Furgerson, Paige; Halsey, Pamela; Janisch, Carole
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n1 p103-119 Win 2010
Teacher leadership is difficult because teachers often lack encouragement and opportunities to implement ideas that deliberately and strategically interact with and tap power structures in schools. In this study, a book club of university faculty and middle school teachers provided teacher leaders with a template for change around concepts explained in "The Tipping Point" (Gladwell, 2000). Armed with "sticky" ideas, the teachers overcame internal and external organizational mindsets and obstacles that inhibited teacher leaders to get their ideas implemented within their schools. A moral imperative to help others fueled those ideas that succeeded. One idea "tipped" throughout the university learning community itself. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas