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Heineke, Amy; Papola-Ellis, Aimee; Cohen, Sarah; Davin, Kristin – Improving Schools, 2018
Across the globe, schools serve students from increasingly diverse backgrounds, including those still learning the dominant language. But schools have struggled to maintain pace with the changing population, resulting in a lack of prepared teachers and subsequent gaps in student achievement. In this article, we share a theoretically grounded and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Apprenticeships, Models, Second Language Learning
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Carnie, Fiona – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
We live in a democracy and yet our schools are far from democratic. Decisions made by central government, implemented by headteachers and policed by Ofsted are rarely scrutinised or debated by those whose daily lives are significantly affected by them. Little surprise then that there is so much disenchantment on the part of teachers, disaffection…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Teacher Employment
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Högfeldt, Anna-Karin; Malmi, Lauri; Kinnunen, Päivi; Jerbrant, Anna; Strömberg, Emma; Berglund, Anders; Villadsen, Jørgen – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This continuous research within Nordic engineering institutions targets the contexts and possibilities for leadership among engineering education program directors. The IFP-model, developed based on analysis of interviews with program leaders in these institutions, visualizes the program director's informal and formal power. The model is presented…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Teacher Leadership, Engineering Education, Institutional Characteristics
Russell, Felice Atesoglu; Von Esch, Kerry Soo – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
As today's K-12 schools become increasingly diverse, many teachers are struggling to meet the needs of English language learners and teach them in a culturally and linguistically responsive manner. The authors provide a pair of examples to illustrate specific ways teacher leaders can be effective advocates for better instruction and services for…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, English Language Learners, Culturally Relevant Education, Advocacy
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Szeto, Elson; Cheng, Annie Yan-Ni – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
Teacher leadership lies at the heart of school improvement. Leadership development among beginning teachers, however, is often neglected. This paper examines the role of principal-teacher interactions in the leadership development of a group of beginning teachers. Using a case study design, interviews were conducted and documentary evidence was…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Leadership, Beginning Teachers
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Klein, Emily J.; Taylor, Monica; Munakata, Mika; Trabona, Kristen; Rahman, Zareen; McManus, Jason – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article presents findings from a multi-year, qualitative study of K-12 science teacher fellows involved in a grant-funded professional development program. This research hones in on Year 2 where we examine the actions our fellows have taken in their districts as science teacher leaders and their sense of agency. The following main themes…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Models, Qualitative Research, Faculty Development
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Savage, Julia; Pollard, Vikki – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
The authors of this paper are academic developers in an Australian university. In this paper, we discuss the outcomes of a small pilot study about value tensions; completed to inform a larger research project about the possibilities of making collaborative collegiality an explicit aim of a curriculum review. After interviewing four course leaders,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Collegiality, Teamwork
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Andy-Wali, Hope Adanne; Wali, Andy Fred – Higher Education for the Future, 2018
This study investigates the impact of lecturers' leadership practices on students' experiences of participation within a case university in the UK's HE sector. The qualitative phenomenological research strategy, specifically the focus group interview approach, was used for data collection. Two key focus group interviews were conducted with a total…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Participation, Student Experience, Teacher Leadership
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Turner, Julianne C.; Christensen, Andrea; Kackar-Cam, Hayal Z.; Fulmer, Sara M.; Trucano, Meg – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
Professional learning communities can be effective vehicles for teacher learning and instructional improvement, partly because they help change professional culture. However, little is known about "how" these changes occur. We used activity systems analysis to investigate the development of professional learning communities and their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Systems Analysis, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Leadership
Colvin, Richard Lee; Edwards, Virginia – OECD Publishing, 2018
This new publication sets forward the PISA framework for global competence developed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which aligns closely with the definition developed by the Center for Global Education at Asia Society. Based on the Center's extensive experience supporting educators in integrating global…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Global Approach, Competence, Adolescents
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Boylan, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Internationally, there is increasing emphasis on teacher leadership of professional development. This provides opportunities for teachers to initiate and facilitate professional learning activities beyond their own schools. There is a need for theoretical tools to analyse their leadership activity and how to support it. Constructs from complexity…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Gumus, Sedat; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Esen, Murat; Gumus, Emine – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The purpose of this study is to reveal the extent to which different leadership models in education are studied, including the change in the trends of research on each model over time, the most prominent scholars working on each model, and the countries in which the articles are based. The analysis of the related literature was conducted by first…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Educational Research
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Toure, Judith; Dorsey, Dana Thompson – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Most educators have had little if any preparation in racial literacy, the understanding of social identity related to race and the ability to recognize and negotiate racism. In fact, they may view race as irrelevant. Yet teachers and school leaders hold deep-seated racial ideologies that shape their day-to-day practice and have…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Ethnic Stereotypes, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination
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Smith, P. Sean; Trygstad, Peggy J.; Hayes, Meredith L. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
Instructional teacher leadership is central to a vision of distributed leadership. However, identifying instructional teacher leaders can be a daunting task, particularly for administrators who find themselves either newly appointed or faced with high staff turnover. This article describes the use of social network analysis (SNA), a simple but…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership
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Peters-Hawkins, April L.; Reed, Latish C.; Kingsberry, Francemise – Urban Education, 2018
The Dynamic Leadership Succession model is used to analyze a leadership succession case in an urban school district. The qualitative findings show that the district did not forecast school leadership needs well; however, the principal sought to develop and mentor teacher leaders as her assistant principals. Second, sustaining efforts within the…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Administrative Change, Change Strategies
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