ERIC Number: EJ994567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Can Teachers Really Be Leaders?
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v48 n1 p16-18 Fall 2011
This is a wonderfully provocative question that might be answered simply: Yes, teachers can be leaders! Much more complicated and interesting, though, are the specifics of how teachers become leaders and the different ways teachers lead. Before considering how teachers become leaders, there is a need to understand the context within which teachers are being called upon to lead. First, it is important to examine the major challenge for schools today, and then contemplate the policies that constrain or enable good teaching. In this context, one can reflect on how teacher-leaders make a difference. And lastly, one can take a close look at some examples of the different kinds of teacher-leaders and the important leadership roles they play.
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Teachers, Educational Policy, Change Agents, Accountability, Teacher Expectations of Students, Mentors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A