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ERIC Number: EJ966491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Teacher Leadership: Making Your Voice Count
Singh, Kathryn
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v48 n1 p6-10 Fall 2011
Though principals play an important role in setting the vision for a school, and moving their staffs toward that vision, it is increasingly apparent that teachers must take on active decision-making and problem-solving roles. By sharing these responsibilities, schools can tap into the expertise of those most in tune with teaching and learning, and thereby become more efficient and effective. Teachers' involvement in leadership roles allows them to enhance their performance, feel more efficacious and satisfied, and as a result, may lead to increased student achievement. In this article, the author presents a brief overview of distributed leadership and shares the insights gained as the result of creating and leading a distributed leadership team for three years at a high school. Working with a team offers benefits; yet, to ensure smooth operation, certain factors must be taken into consideration. The author translates her insights into specific suggestions for both principals and teachers who are becoming more involved in distributed leadership models at their schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico