Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders / Edition 3

Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders / Edition 3

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by Marilyn H. Katzenmeyer, Gayle V. Moller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412960401

ISBN-13: 9781412960403

Pub. Date: 06/11/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This third edition of a bestseller draws on the authors' two decades of experience in studying and observing the work of teacher leaders. Marilyn Katzenmeyer and Gayle Moller expand on the definition of leadership and its importance in improving outcomes in schools, and cover the careerlong development of teacher leaders from preservice preparation programs through

Overview

This third edition of a bestseller draws on the authors' two decades of experience in studying and observing the work of teacher leaders. Marilyn Katzenmeyer and Gayle Moller expand on the definition of leadership and its importance in improving outcomes in schools, and cover the careerlong development of teacher leaders from preservice preparation programs through ongoing support for veteran teacher leaders.

This exceptional, teacher-focused resource discusses three factors critical to stepping into a leadership role: the sustaining of teacher leadership relationships between adults in the school, organizational structures, and the actions of the principal. The authors discuss the challenges that many teacher leaders face, including

Deciding to accept a leadership role

Building principal-teacher leader relationships

Working with peers

Facilitating professional learning for themselves and others

With the latest research from teacher leadership literature and new teacher inventories and surveys, this updated edition of Awakening the Sleeping Giant demonstrates the benefits of investing in teachers and their learning to sustain meaningful change in today's schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412960403
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/11/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
416,611
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

1 Understanding Teacher Leadership 1

Teacher Leadership Emerges 3

Definition of Teacher Leadership 5

Three Potential Teacher Leaders 12

Readiness for Teacher Leadership 14

Who Is Responsible? 15

Conclusion 21

Application Challenges 21

2 Promoting Teacher Leadership 23

Rationale for Teacher Leadership 24

Benefits of Teacher Leadership 31

Teacher Leadership Assumptions 34

Conclusion 39

Application Challenges 40

3 Developing Teacher Leaders 43

Professional Development for Teacher Leaders 46

Leadership Development for Teachers 49

A Development Model for Teacher Leadership 58

Conclusion 61

Application Challenges 61

4 Understanding Myself and Others as Teachers and Leaders 65

Teacher Uniqueness 67

Reluctant Learners and Leaders 76

Acknowledging Diversity 78

Conclusion 80

Application Challenges 81

5 Building a Culture That Supports Teacher Leadership 83

Dimensions of School Culture 85

Relationships Among Adults in the School 90

Organizational Structure 92

Actions of the Principal 94

Conclusion 98

Application Challenges 98

6 Influencing Others Through Teacher Leadership 101

Influence With Instructional Competence 102

How Teachers Influence 103

Influencing Strategies 105

Teacher Leader Action in Schools 112

Conclusion 115

Application Challenges 116

7 Emerging Teacher Leadership and Its Challenges 119

Evolution of Teacher Leadership 120

Many Faces of Teacher Leadership 121

Challenges for Teacher Leaders 125

Conclusion 135

Application Challenges 135

8 Building a Future for Teacher Leadership 139

Teacher Leadership in the Future 141

Teacher LeaderConcerns 146

Teacher Leaders as Advocates for Change 156

Conclusion 157

Resource A A Resource for Teacher Leadership: Philosophy of Education Inventory© (PEI©) 159

Resource B Teacher Leadership School Survey (TLSS) 189

Resource C Time for Teacher Leadership 195

Resource D Teacher Leadership Books, Instruments, and Organizations 203

References 207

Index 215

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