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How Teachers Become Leaders: Learning from Practice and Research

How Teachers Become Leaders: Learning from Practice and Research

by Ann Lieberman, Linda Friedrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807751286

ISBN-13: 9780807751282

Pub. Date: 08/06/2010

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This book is a unique insider�s look at the process that teachers experience when they assume leadership positions in their school, district, state, or writing project site. The text features vignettes by K�12 teachers, describing their individual leadership roles and experiences to show how teachers take charge in a variety of contexts. The authors identify four

Overview

This book is a unique insider�s look at the process that teachers experience when they assume leadership positions in their school, district, state, or writing project site. The text features vignettes by K�12 teachers, describing their individual leadership roles and experiences to show how teachers take charge in a variety of contexts. The authors identify four major themes: identity, collaboration, making conflict productive, and learning new practices. Through the teacher leaders� own words, readers witness how the four themes are an integral part of daily practice. Chapters also examine what research indicates about these new and proliferating roles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807751282
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
08/06/2010
Series:
Series on School Reform, #62
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
806,919
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Our Project: Learning How Teachers Become Leaders 1

Organization of the Book 5

1 Learning Leadership: Acquiring an Identity 7

Sociocultural Theories of Identity 8

Forging Leadership Identities: Teacher-Leaders' Voices 10

Ripple-Effective Leadership: Transforming Passion into Plans Austen Reilley 10

From Teaching Teens to Teaching Teachers: Finding a New Voice Linda Tatman 14

Kicked Out of the Club: Learning from Making the Transition from Teacher to Principal Yarda Leflet 17

Teacher Leadership Through Writing and Building Alliances Elizabeth A. Davis 20

How Teachers Develop Leadership Identities: Our Analysis 24

Summary 31

2 Learning to Build Collegiality and Community 32

Creating Collegiality and Community in Schools: Research Highlights 33

Building Professional Community: Teacher-Leaders' Voices 38

My Daily Life Ronni Tobman Michelen 38

Threads of Understanding Kim Larson 42

The Courage to Lead: Creating a Professional Learning Community at My Elementary School Paul Epstein 45

Developing the Capacity to Create Professional Community: Our Analysis 49

Summary 52

3 Learning to Make Conflict Productive 53

Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution 54

Learning to Handle Conflict: Teacher-Leaders' Voices 58

Building Community: It's Personal Mimi Dyer 58

Rules Worth Breaking Christy James 61

Leadershift: Detours, Dead Ends, and Destinations Along the Leadership Journey Deidré R. Farmbry 64

Making Conflict Productive in Education: Our Analysis 69

Summary 72

4 Reflecting on New and Old Knowledge to Learn from Practice 73

Research and Theory on Learning from Practice 73

Learning from Practice: Teacher-Leaders' Voices 77

Everything I Needed to Know Was Right There in My Classroom Shayne Goodrum 77

Learning to Promote Positive Change as a Teacher Lucy Ware 81

Now You See Me, Now You Don't Anne H. Aliverti 84

Keeping One Foot Inside the Door: What I Learned About Teacher Leadership Scott Peterson 86

Learning to Use Layered Knowledge in Uncertain and Unique Situations: Our Analysis 89

Summary 94

Epilogue 95

Reframing Teacher Leadership 95

Network Participation: A Foundation for Leadership 99

Learning from Both Academic Research and Teachers' Knowledge 100

Learning from Practice and Research 102

Appendix: The Vignette Authors: Writing Project Teacher-Consultants 103

References 105

About the Authors and Contributors 111

Index 115

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