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ERIC Number: EJ971639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
From Professional Development to System Change: Teacher Leadership and Innovation
Frost, David
Professional Development in Education, v38 n2 p205-227 2012
This article argues for a particular conceptualisation of teacher leadership; one that enables us to overcome the limitations of established approaches to continuing professional development as a strategy for school improvement by mobilising the massive untapped potential of teachers as leaders of innovation. In this article, teacher leadership is conceived as a key dimension of the role of teachers regardless of special roles and responsibilities in the organisational structures of their schools. Evidence to support this argument is drawn from the International Teacher Leadership project, which has partners in 15 countries as diverse as Kosovo and New Zealand. The International Teacher Leadership project builds on a model developed in the United Kingdom (The HertsCam Network) to develop support for teacher leadership as an educational reform strategy. The article explores the professional learning arising for the teachers and offers a theory of educational innovation within which it is located. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Kosovo; Moldova; Turkey; United Kingdom