ERIC Number: EJ1103358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing Science and Mathematics Teacher Leaders through a Math, Science & Technology Initiative
Green, André M.; Kent, Andrea M.
Professional Educator, v40 n1 Spr 2016
This study explores the effects of a professional development teacher leadership training program on the pedagogical and content development of math and science teacher leaders at the elementary level. The study is qualitative in nature, and the authors collected data using the online survey instrument Survey Monkey. The major implications of the study are twofold: (a) The professional development training that the fellows received enhanced their pedagogical and content knowledge and provided them the necessary experience to be effective teacher leaders; and (b) meaningful teacher leader-teacher relationships have a positive impact on teachers embracing an inquiry-based style of teaching using a Math, Science, and Technology Initiative program.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Qualitative Research, Online Surveys, Faculty Development, Teaching Styles, Inquiry, Self Efficacy, Participant Satisfaction, Teacher Collaboration, Barriers, Fellowships, Elementary School Teachers, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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