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ERIC Number: EJ935453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Model Standards Advance the Profession
Journal of Staff Development, v32 n3 p16-24 Jun 2011
Leadership by teachers is essential to serving the needs of students, schools, and the teaching profession. To that end, the Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium has developed Teacher Leader Model Standards to codify, promote, and support teacher leadership as a vehicle to transform schools for the needs of the 21st century. The Teacher Leader Model Standards can be used to guide the preparation of experienced teachers to assume leadership roles such as resource providers, instructional specialists, curriculum specialists, classroom supporters, learning facilitators, mentors, school team leaders, and data coaches. They can also serve to reinforce the role of higher education in preparing preservice teachers to become members of professional learning communities and develop critical skills of inquiry, communication, and facilitation. This article describes the knowledge base needed by the teacher leader in order to meet the performance expectations related to each domain. The functions then describe in more detail key actions and practices related to each domain. It is not expected that an individual teacher leader should or could embody the many dimensions of teacher leadership outlined in the teacher leader model standards. There are many contexts in which teachers can assume leadership roles, and hopefully the Teacher Leader Model Standards will help expand opportunities for leadership within the teaching profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A