ERIC Number: EJ1142855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
An Ethic of Democratic, Curriculum-Based Teacher Leadership
Castner, Daniel J.; Schneider, Jennifer L.; Henderson, James G.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v16 n2 p328-356 2017
This article opens with an overview of the current policy interest in "teacher leadership" with its particular challenges and opportunities. Teacher-leader interpretations based on standardized instructional management platforms grounded in neoliberalism are critically challenged. The referent for this critical questioning is a normative vision of teachers working as lead professionals for democratic ways of living. Eight key concepts guiding the collegial enactment of this vision are introduced, and the article concludes with the recognition that this understanding of teacher leadership is informed by a fluid, holistic hermeneutics that stands in contrast to value-neutral forms of technical rationality and dogmatic ideologies.
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Democratic Values, Ethics, Educational Policy, Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Neoliberalism, Instructional Leadership, Curriculum Evaluation, Criticism, General Education, Inquiry, Holistic Approach, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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