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Cherkowski, Sabre; Schnellert, Leyton – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to examine how teachers experienced professional development as collaborative inquiry, and how their experiences contributed to their development as teacher leaders. Three overarching themes were identified through iterative qualitative analysis of multiple data sources including interviews, observations,…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Case Studies
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Osmond-Johnson, Pamela – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
Drawing on data from a mixed methods study of the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit's (SPDU) Facilitator Community, this paper highlights the potential of teacher-led professional learning in developing professional capital through engagement in teacher leadership. Analysis of survey, interview, and observational data revealed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Capacity Building, Human Capital
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Hohner, Julie; Riveros, Augusto – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
This study investigates the experiences of a group of classroom teachers who transitioned into administrative roles as vice-principals in a rural schoolboard in southwestern Ontario. We included both elementary and secondary former teacher leaders who moved into the school administration and explored the aspects of their leadership experience that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Leadership, Administrators
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Wallin, Dawn; DeLathouwer, Erin; Adilman, Jordan; Hoffart, Jessie; Prior-Hildebrandt, Kathy – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
This paper discusses the results of a qualitative study that examined the professional growth of undergraduate peer mentors as teacher leaders during an innovative Learning Community initiative designed for a teacher education program at the University of Saskatchewan. The paper describes the extent to which peer mentors exhibited characteristics…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mentors, Qualitative Research, Teacher Leadership
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Macias, Angela – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
This article uses current research recommendations for teacher-led professional development as well as qualitative data from a set of grassroots conferences to propose a new model for bottom-up teacher-led professional development. This article argues that by providing a neutral space and recruiting expertise of local experts, a public sphere can…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research
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Munguia, Celia – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
The purpose of the study was to examine the systems of support that principals establish at their school sites to support teachers with the academic achievement of the English learner population. Two schools from a single district were selected. Specific strategies, structures, and processes that support teachers and principals of English learners…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary School Teachers, English Language Learners, Qualitative Research
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Huggins, Kristin Shawn; Lesseig, Kristin; Rhodes, Heidi – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
In the era of standards-based reforms, informal teacher leadership is a critical factor in realizing instructional improvement. In this paper, we report on data from a one-year study of four early career mathematics teachers engaging in professional development around Common Core mathematical practices and leadership. Our findings highlight how…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development
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Hunzicker, Jana – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
Conceptions of teacher leadership are trending away from formal titles and positions to embrace a more informal, integrated approach. Moreover, there is growing agreement among scholars that teacher leadership is a stance, or way of thinking and being, rather than a set of behaviors. As a result, understanding how teachers progress from teacher to…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Professional Identity, Time Factors (Learning), Performance Factors
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Khoury, Ruba – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
This qualitative single-case study illuminates the significance of effective character education implementation during elementary school years as students transition into middle school. The researcher conducted the study in an American school that consisted of two divisions: K-6 lower division and 7-12 upper division. The lower-school division was…
Descriptors: Values Education, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Transitional Programs
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Hinnant-Crawford, Brandi – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
Guided by Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) this study sought to understand how teachers view themselves as educational policy actors and to construct an instrument that measures teacher beliefs about their aptitude to advocate for changes in educational policy. This study employed a sequential explanatory design, characterized by quantitative data…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Policy, Social Cognition, Advocacy
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Wilson, Adrianne – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
The primary purpose of this research is to illuminate perceptions and lived experiences of secondary teachers through their involvement in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Teachers' experiences within a PLC were examined for patterns of cultivated leadership. The second purpose of the study was to identify variables that either promote or…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Leadership, Professionalism, Secondary School Teachers
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Lowery-Moore, Hollis; Latimer, Robin M.; Villate, Vanessa M. – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
Teacher leadership is a key to school reform (Fullan, 2005), yet it is not a widely practiced educational application (Crowther, 2009). Collay (2006) called for education faculty to assist teachers in developing powerful professional identities, but in order for university faculty to become partners in preparing teacher leaders, programs must…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Phenomenology, Inquiry, Graduate Students
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Bradley-Levine, Jill – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
This article examines the ways that graduate courses in teacher leadership influenced the ways that teachers described the nature of leadership and their role as educational leaders. Using Foster's (1989) four demands for school leaders as a theoretical framework, participants' perceptions are examined to determine how teachers synthesized their…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Leadership Training, Teacher Leadership, Masters Programs
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Heinrichs, Christine R. – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
Preparing students as 21st century learners is a key reform in education. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed a framework that identifies outcomes needed for successful implementation of rigorous standards. The Dual Language (DL) program was identified as a structure for reform with systems and practices which can be used to prepare…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Change, Academic Standards
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Sawyer, Richard D.; Neel, Michael; Coulter, Matthew – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2016
This paper examines the endemic separation between K-12 schools and colleges of education in teacher preparation. Specifically, we examine a new approach related to the promise of clinical practice--a clinical practice program that overlaps a public high school, a graduate-level teacher preparation program, and a professional practice doctoral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, High Schools, Doctoral Programs
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