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ERIC Number: EJ987156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Teachers in the Lead: A District's Approach to Shared Leadership
Stegall, David; Linton, Jayme
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n7 p62-65 Apr 2012
Whether a principal builds a structure of shared decision making, shared leadership, or not, teachers will have ideas and conversations about what they feel may be more effective. These conversations impact the entire culture of a school. When teachers have the opportunity to take ownership of decision making and planning, the ultimate decisions are often more productive and well received. Such opportunities for empowerment have been shown to increase teachers' sense of efficacy. These decisions may be curriculum related, resource focused or center around improving school processes. Creating a structure that empowers teachers builds buy-in, a sense of transparency, and collective efficacy. This belief in the power to reach school goals can carry over into the entire school culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina