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ERIC Number: EJ820396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Teacher Leadership Capacity-Building: Developing Democratically Accountable Leaders in Schools
Mullen, Carol A.; Jones, Rahim J.
Teacher Development, v12 n4 p329-340 Nov 2008
Using a qualitative case study approach, the authors explore social justice implications of inservice principals' practices that affect attitudes and empower teachers. If a primary educational goal of progressive schooling is to create and sustain more democratic schools by enabling the growth of teachers as leaders who are responsible for their actions, then they must be given opportunities to develop as democratically accountable leaders. The authors identify practical ideas and dynamics of teacher leadership grounded in field-based study of the work of principals and teachers employed in three high-performing elementary schools in central Florida, USA. Feedback from administrators and teachers via surveys, interviews, and focus groups suggests that principals who build leadership capacity at their schools (1) establish a culture of trust, honesty, and professionalism; and (2) facilitate opportunities for teacher leadership. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida