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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 Leaderspresents 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
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
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.
|About the Authors|
|Pt. 1||Defining Ideas||1|
|1||Teachers as Leaders: Emergence of a New Paradigm||3|
|2||Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of the Teaching Profession||17|
|3||Parallelism: Building School Capacity Through Shared Leadership||36|
|4||New Roles for School Principals||49|
|Pt. 2||Developing Leaders||67|
|5||Preparing for Teacher Leadership||69|
|App. A||Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design||128|
|App. B||A Report on the Michigan Review||137|