Teacher Leadership: Improving Teaching and Learning From Inside the Classroom

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SAGE Publications, May 23, 2007 - Education - 129 pages
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Offering a global perspective how classroom teachers' participation as leaders of students, the author focuses on increasing classroom leadership capacity. The author presents a visionary model of leadership that acknowledges a master teacher's power to make a difference. Based on ISLLC standards, this readable and insightful text: integrates leadership and school reform research with strategies for improvement inside classrooms; gives teachers the tools to improve teaching, student learning, and job satisfaction; and, shows how teachers can create change and grow as profession.

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Dr. Elaine Wilmore was a public school teacher, counselor, elementary, and middle school principal before she moved to higher education. She has extensive background in everything from Early Childhood Education to creating and leading doctoral programs. She currently serves as a Doctoral Dissertation Adviser for Nova Southeastern University. She formerly served as a Professor, the Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She also served at Dallas Baptist University as Assistant Vice President for Educational Networking and Program Director for the M.Ed. and, again, the implementing director of the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

Prior to her position at Dallas Baptist University, Dr. Wilmore served as Special Assistant to the Dean for NCATE Accreditation, Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and was the founder of all initial Educational Leadership graduate programs at UTA including the innovative field-based and grant funded Educational Leadership UTA, which received national acclaim, and the Scholars of Practice program. While at UTA she also served as Director of University Program Development where she developed and was the original Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee for the College of Education. Dr. Wilmore’s respect amongst those in higher education has led her to serve as a tenure reviewer in four states and a manuscript and proposal reviewer for many conferences and professional journals.

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