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

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

by Francis A. (Allan) Crowther, Margaret Ferguson, Leonne Hann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412963753

ISBN-13: 9781412963756

Pub. Date: 07/22/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"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."

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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 tovividly 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412963756
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/22/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
759,908
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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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