Developing Teacher Leaders: How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success / Edition 1

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Overview

Highlights include fourteen detailed, hands-on group exercises, real-life examples, five keys to enhancing the teaching profession, and concrete strategies for teacher-administrator collaboration.

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Editorial Reviews

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."
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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761945628
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 6.87 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.67 (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.

Stephen S. Kaagan is currently professor of education at Michigan State University. His teaching interests are leadership, organizational analysis, and administrative practice. He has a doctorate from Harvard University and has been honored with several awards, including membership in the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London, England and Honorary Doctorates from Williams College in Massachusetts and Green Mountain College in Vermont.

Before coming to Michigan State University in 1991, Kaagan served as president of Hurricane Island Outward Bound (1989-91), commissioner of education for the State of Vermont (1982-88), and provost at Pratt Institute in New York City (1977-82).

He has written extensively on leadership, organizational development, the role of the arts in schooling, and assessment and accountability. Selected publications include Developing Teacher Leaders: How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success (with Frank Crowther et al.), Managing Successful School Reform: the Legacy of Chris Argyris (a special edition of the International Journal of Educational Management, co-edited with Frank Crowther), Leadership Games: Experiential Learning for Organizational Development, and Leadership Lessons: From a Life of Character and Purpose in Public Affairs.

Kaagan is a charter board member of Art Serve Michigan. In the late 1980s, he served as a member of a distinguished panel on "Making the System Work Better for Poor Kids," a Carnegie Foundation–sponsored project of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Kaagan's experience spans an academic career; wide-ranging service as an advisor to government agencies, corporations, and educational institutions; military experience in the USMC Reserve; extensive travel throughout the world, including mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas, Andes, and Cascades; and rugby football refereeing for the US Rugby Football Union.

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 - Andy Hargreaves
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Part 1: Defining Ideas
1. Teachers as Leaders: Emergence of a New Paradigm
Needed: A New Paradigm of the Teaching Profession
Two Snapshots
Probing the Work of Teacher Leaders: An Exhilarating Endeavor
Teachers as Leaders Framework
The Framework in Action
2. Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of the Teaching Profession
Meeting the Current Challenge
A Snapshot
Revitalizing the Teaching Profession From Within
Five Premises to Guide the Development of the Profession
Four Conditions for Teacher Leadership
3. Parallelism: Building School Capacity Through Shared Leadership
A Snapshot
Defining Parallel Leadership
Three Essential Characteristics of Parallel Leadership
Parallelism in the Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
How Parallel Leadership Works
4. New Roles for School Principals
The Principal's Role: Change Is Overdue
The Role of the Principal in Successful School Reform
Nurturing Teacher Leadership: Seven Challenges for School Principals
Part 2: Developing Leaders
5. Preparing for Teacher Leadership
Aim of the Exercises
Affirmation of the Developmental Approach Taken
Key Facets of the Exercises
The Matter of Values
Caveats
Sequence and Cumulative Effect
Expected Outcomes
6. The Exercises
List of Exercises by Purpose
Exercises for Cultivating Leadership Consciousness and Gauging Readiness
Exercises for Building a Base for Schoolwide Leadership
Exercises for Actualizing Teacher Leadership for Successful School Revitalization
Appendix A: Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design
Appendix B: A Report on the Michigan Review
References
Index

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