Developing Teacher Leaders: How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success / Edition 2

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Overview

Rediscover the importance of teacher leadership in revitalizing schools!

Principals and staff developers will learn how collaborating with teacher leaders can result in significantly improved school outcomes. With the Teachers as Leaders Framework and a parallel leadership approach, administrators and teachers can collaborate in fostering, developing, and supporting teacher leadership. 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

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Editorial Reviews

Jennifer York-Barr
"I have used this book to teach educational leadership, and Irecommend it highly to principals, professional learning specialists, and teacher leaders alike. "
Deborah Bambino
"Case studies and vignettes are used effectively to demonstrate authentic applications of the authors’ theoretical perspective in diverse school settings. This research will empower principals and teachers. "
Richard Ackerman
"This book contributes to the literature on teacher leadership with a particular focus on schoolwide excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment. The exercisesare filled with solid and practical but generative ideas. "
Yvonne Caamal Canul
"The authors 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. "
Gayle Moller
"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. "
Mary Dorian
"Developing Teacher Leaders is essential reading for all educators. A new paradigm in educational leadership is explored that signals a dramatic turn around in the way that education will be valued in the 21st century. It provides a positive and practical framework for schools. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412963749
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/22/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition by Andy Hargreaves
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Teachers as Leaders: Emergence of a New Paradigm
Needed: A New Paradigm of the Teaching Profession
Snapshot One: Greenhills State High School
Snapshot Two: Whistlerock Elementary School
Probing the Work of Teacher Leaders: An Exhilarating Endeavor
The Framework in Action
Conclusions
2. Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of the Teaching Profession
Sustaining the Reform Agenda
Snapshot Three: Adams Secondary College
Five Premises to Guide the Development of the Teaching Profession
Conclusions
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. The CLASS Plan
Component One: Orientation
Component Two: Stimulating and Nurturing Teacher Leadership Capabilities
Component Three: Developing Parallel Leadership Relationships and Strategies
Component Four: Sustaining Teacher Leadership Into the Future
Resource A: Overview of the IDEAS Project
Resource B: Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design
Resource C: A Report on the Michigan Review
References
Index

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