Developing Teacher Leaders: How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success

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Corwin Press, 2009 - Education - 187 pages
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'This book contributes to the literature on teacher leadership with a particular focus on schoolwide excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment. The exercises are filled with solid and practical but generative ideas.'ýRichard Ackerman, ProfessorThe University of MaineRediscover the importance of teacher leadership in revitalizing schools!Teacher leadership is a transformative process that can drive school and community reform. This revised edition of the groundbreaking bestseller builds on current research to help teachers and administrators work together to foster, develop, and support teacher leadership. Principals and staff developers will learn how collaborating with teacher leaders can result in significantly improved school outcomes. With the Teachers as Leaders Framework, teachers can become leaders who facilitate communities of learning, strive for pedagogical excellence, confront barriers in the school's culture and structures, and nurture a culture of success. Featured in the second edition are:Five new school case studies with insights about the complexity of teacher leadershipExpanded discussion of the capacity-building process for teacher leaders and principalsAn outline of a school development program based on teacher leadership and parallel leadership With exercises for systematically developing teacher leaders, the second edition of this invaluable guide is for every educator who believes in teacher leadership as a crucial step toward making schools a source of instruction and inspiration.
 

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Contents

Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of
17
Building School Capacity Through
36
New Roles for School Principals
49
Preparing for Teacher Leadership
69
The Exercises
83
Exercises for Cultivating Leadership Consciousness and Gauging Readiness
84
Readiness
87
Oops
92
Barriers
107
Assumptions
109
Exercises for Actualizing Teacher Leadership for Successful School Revitalization
111
Imagine
115
Lights Action
121
Staff Meeting
123
Six Months Later and Beyond
125
Appendix A Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design
128

Creative Tension
95
The Power of Language
97
Exercises for Building a Base for Schoolwide Leadership
101
The Past
104
Appendix B A Report on the Michigan Review
137
References
147
Index
153
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Frank Crowther is an internationally respected scholar and researcher in educational management and leadership. He is professor and director of the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. In 1997, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Australian Council for Educational Administration in recognition of his services to educational leadership.

Margaret Ferguson is district manager of education services at Education Queensland. She has worked extensively in teacher leader development. Her work focuses on capacity building, leadership, and pedagogical enhancement in schools.

Leonne Hann is senior research associate in the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland. She has participated in national research projects in school innovation. Her recently completed postgraduate study deals with teacher leadership and successful school reform.

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