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

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Overview

"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
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.

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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: 9781412963756
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 7/22/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 436,609
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (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
Preface
Acknowledgments
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
6 The Exercises 83
App. A Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design 128
App. B A Report on the Michigan Review 137
References 147
Index 153
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