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Moller, Gayle – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This article describes how teacher leadership emerged within schools with either a high level or a low level of readiness to establish a professional learning community. Through the perspectives of principals and teacher leaders, there were distinct differences in the emergence of teacher leadership, the operation of shared leadership structures,…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership, Principals, Professional Development
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Huffman, Jane B.; Hipp, Kristine A.; Pankake, Anita M.; Moller, Gayle – Journal of School Leadership, 2001
Using data from extensive interviews of 20 principals and 20 teachers, examines difference between schools with high level of readiness in development of professional learning communities and those with low level. Discusses three characteristics that account for differences: proactive principal and teacher leadership, purposeful decision-making,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Principals
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Childs-Bowen, Deborah; Moller, Gayle; Scrivner, Jennifer – NASSP Bulletin, 2000
Principals must create the infrastructure to support teacher-leadership roles. They can transform school leadership by creating opportunities for teachers to lead; building professional-learning communities; providing quality, results-driven professional development; and celebrating innovation and teacher expertise. Celebrating innovation and…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals
Moller, Gayle; Childs-Bowen, Deborah; Scrivner, Jennifer – 2001
This report presents information from a study of teachers of the year regarding their personal experiences with teacher leadership. It highlights: reasons to promote leadership (e.g., teachers have the most expertise and knowledge of how to improve education for students and can form a critical mass with their peers for positive or negative change…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training