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ERIC Number: EJ986803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
The Reflective Teacher Leader: An Action Research Model
Furtado, Leena; Anderson, Dawnette
Journal of School Leadership, v22 n3 p531-568 May 2012
This study presents four teacher reflections from action research projects ranging from kindergarten to adult school improvements. A teacher leadership matrix guided participants to connect teaching and learning theory to best practices by exploring uncharted territory within an iterative cycle of research and action. Teachers developed the philosophy of critical pedagogy through the reflective practice of journal writing and highlighting innovative teaching strategies. Finally, participants collaborated through peer dialogue and mentorship to accept change and ownership of the action process and student learning outcomes. Excerpts from participants' reflective journals exemplify growth in teacher knowledge, confidence, personal empowerment, and enhanced professional leadership. (Contains 3 tables and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California