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.' Richard 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

Emergence of a New Paradigm
1
Chapter 2 Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of the Teaching Profession
20
Chapter 3 Building School Capacity Through Parallel Leadership
47
Chapter 4 New Roles for School Principals
69
Chapter 5 Preparing for Teacher Leadership
95
Chapter 6 The CLASS Plan
107
Overview of the IDEAS Project
149
Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design
153
A Report on the Michigan Review
164
References
171
Index
180
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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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