Developing teacher leaders: how teacher leadership enhances school success

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Corwin Press, 2002 - Education - 157 pages
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"Crowther and Kaagan approach the looming vacuum in school leadership from a uniquely proactive perspective. They have not only outlined a solid framework for thinking about parallel leadership, but have created a variety of experiential learning activities to use as a process for developing shared meaning and energy within the learning community as well."
Yvonne Caamal Canul, Partner Educator
Partnership for Success
Michigan State Department of Education

"Developing Teacher Leaders presents a new paradigm of teacher leadership. It is filled with remarkable concepts, rich information, and practical exercises that readers will find invaluable."
Gayle Moller, Assistant Professor
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

Witness the power of Teacher Leaders and put it to work in your school!

An in-depth research project spanning five years and two continents offers compelling evidence that the answer to school vitality lies largely in the redefinition of traditional leadership in education and in the elevation of the perception, status, and role of classroom teachers. This invaluable culmination of the research data arms teachers with specific proven tactics to make a profoundly positive and sustained impact on their schools, students, and communities at large.

The guide comprehensively yet succinctly explores this results-oriented approach while offering definitive concepts and vital tools, including

  • Fourteen detailed, hands-on group exercises for practical application of teacher leadership concepts perfect for staff development
  • Real-life examples and vignettes to vividly illustrate successful teacher leadership in action
  • Five keys to enhancing the teaching profession to reinvigorate educators at every level of experience
  • Concrete strategies for teacher-administrator collaboration

Calling for a renaissance of the teaching profession, Developing Teacher Leaders provides the means for igniting and actualizing this revitalization. The book illuminates a straightforward framework for tapping into and nurturing the existing leadership skills inherent in every teacher.

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Contents

Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of
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Building School Capacity Through
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New Roles for School Principals
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