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ERIC Number: EJ1207883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Comparison and Evaluation of Four Models of Teacher Leadership
Angelle, Pamela S.; DeHart, Corey A.
Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, v1 n1 p85-119 Jun 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study was to employ confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to compare the four-factor model of teacher leadership with three alternative models. The alternative models of teacher leadership include: (a) a two-factor model investigating teacher leadership as teacher-driven and principal-driven factors, (b) a three-factor model of teacher-driven factors of teacher leadership, and (c) a five-factor model in which a factor from the four factor model is split into two separate factors. While the fit indices indicated that the three-factor model provided the best model fit for the data used in this study, evaluation of CFA models of the strength and interpretability of the parameter estimates demonstrated that the four-factor model provides a better representation of teachers' perceptions of teacher leadership in a school. Though focused on the four-factor model of teacher leadership, this study filled a theoretical gap by examining educational leadership through the lens of teacher as the cornerstone.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Models, Teacher Leadership, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship
EARDA Turkish Educational Administration Research & Development Association. Dokuz Eylul University, Buca Faculty of Education, Izmir, Turkey 35150. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://dergipark.gov.tr/real
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A