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Searby, Linda; Shaddix, Lisa – Professional Educator, 2008
Viewing teachers as leaders requires a paradigm shift about the concept of leadership in a school system. The Teachers as Leaders program of the Mountain Brook, Alabama Schools represents that shift and is empowering teachers to utilize their leadership skills and contribute to the system as it fulfills its mission to offer education to its…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership, Teacher Empowerment, Partnerships in Education
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Bentley, Terry; Zhao, Fangxia; Reames, Ellen H.; Reed, Cindy – Professional Educator, 2004
Members of Auburn University's educational leadership program at the doctoral level have created a new framework for learning and sharing knowledge, experience, and support. This framework is shared among the doctoral candidates in the form of series of core classes called "doctoral cohort." This paper captures the essence of the…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Leadership, Human Resources, Administrator Education
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Shannon, David M.; Boll, Margaret – Professional Educator, 1998
Examined Alabama's teacher certification assessment practices. Alabama's colleges of education determine which assessment methods to use. Data from a state summary report and surveys of Alabama's higher education institutions investigated assessment practices and reactions to pending legislation requiring nationally normed certification…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Hale, Rosalind P. – Professional Educator, 1994
Surveys of female secondary principals examined their length of time in teaching or administration before becoming assistant principals or principals and investigated reasons for becoming administrators, barriers encountered, and use of mentors. Most subjects were over age 45, motivated by a desire to make a contribution, and satisfied with their…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Career Choice, Females