Developing Teacher Leaders How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success

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ISBN-13: 9781412963756
Edition: 2nd 2009
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List price: $37.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 7/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

"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, Professor The University of Maine Rediscover 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 leadership Expanded discussion of the capacity-building process for teacher leaders and principals An 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.

Margaret Ferguson is district manager of ed�ucation 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 lead�ership and successful school reform.

Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Teachers as Leaders: Emergence of a New Paradigm
Needed: A New Paradigm of the Teaching Profession
Greenhills State High School
Whistlerock Elementary School
Probing the Work of Teacher Leaders: An Exhilarating Endeavor
The Framework in Action
Conclusions
Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of the Teaching Profession
Sustaining the Reform Agenda
Adams Secondary College
Five Premises to Guide the Development of the Teaching Profession
Conclusions
Building School Capacity Through Shared Leadership
Snapshot Four: Johnsonvale State School
Defining Parallel Leadership
Three Essential Characteristics of Parallel Leadership
Parallelism in the Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
How Parallel Leadership Works in Schools
Holistic Professional Learning
Distinctive Culture Building
Schoolwide Pedagogical Development
The Dynamics of School Capacity Building
Conclusions
New Roles for School Principals
The Principal's Role: Change Is Overdue
Snapshot Five: Minnemanka Senior High School
The Principal's Five Metastrategic Functions
Enabling Teacher Leadership: Seven Challenges for School Principals
Snapshot Six: St. Monica's, Boeing Heights
Conclusions
Preparing for Teacher Leadership
Introduction
Key Questions and Concepts Underpinning the CLASS Plan
Orientation to, and Preparation for, the Program
Stimulating and Nurturing Teacher Leadership Capabilities
Developing Parallel Leadership Relationships and Strategies
Sustaining Teacher Leadership Into the Future
The CLASS Plan
Orientation
Stimulating and Nurturing Teacher Leadership Capabilities
Developing Parallel Leadership Relationships and Strategies
Sustaining Teacher Leadership Into the Future
Overview of the IDEAS Project
Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design
A Report on the Michigan Review
References
Index

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