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Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders / Edition 3

Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders / Edition 3

by Marilyn H. Katzenmeyer, Gayle V. Moller


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Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders / Edition 3

Empower teachers as leaders to improve student learning and performance!

With updated research and new teacher inventories and surveys, this third edition of a bestseller draws on the authors’ two decades of experience studying and observing the work of teacher leaders. Katzenmeyer and Moller examine the importance of teacher leadership in improving outcomes in schools, and cover the development of teacher leaders from preservice preparation to careerlong support. The book discusses the challenges that many teacher leaders face, including:

  • Deciding to accept a leadership role
  • Building principal–teacher leader relationships
  • Working with peers
  • Facilitating professional learning for themselves and others

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412960403
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/11/2009
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 157,213
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marilyn Katzenmeyer is president of Professional Development Center, Inc., and she currently engages in consultation, instructional design, and professional writing. She most recently served as a faculty administrator at the University of South Florida, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Executive Leaders Program, a leadership development opportunity for school-based administrators and teacher leaders who were transitioning into district-level leadership roles, and for the coordination of a Transition to Teaching project with a local school district. She was formerly executive director of the West Central Educational Leadership Network, which provided leadership training and school improvement assistance to educators throughout 13 school districts in southwest Florida. She has been a human resource development professional throughout her career, and she was the first director of the Broward County School District (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Human Resource Development Department.

Katzenmeyer worked in Ohio and Florida as a secondary school teacher. She received her doctorate in adult education from The Florida State University. Her research focused on effective strategies for measuring the impact of leadership training programs on the behavior of school administrators.

Gayle Moller recently retired as associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She was formerly executive director of the South Florida Center for Educational Leaders. The Center served large, urban school systems in South Florida that provided staff development for school leaders. Moller worked in the Broward County Public Schools (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) for 19 years as a teacher, school administrator, and staff development administrator. She received her doctorate from Teachers College/Columbia University. Teacher leadership and professional learning communities are her research interests. Moller served on the board of trustees of the National Staff Development Council. She is a co-author, with Anita Pankake, of Lead with Me: A Principal’s Guide to Teacher Leadership.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Understanding Teacher Leadership
Teacher Leadership Emerges
Definition of Teacher Leadership
Three Potential Teacher Leaders
Readiness for Teacher Leadership
Who Is Responsible?
Application Challenges
2. Promoting Teacher Leadership
Rationale for Teacher Leadership
Benefits of Teacher Leadership
Teacher Leadership Assumptions
Application Challenges
3. Developing Teacher Leaders
Professional Development for Teacher Leaders
Leadership Development for Teachers
A Development Model for Teacher Leadership
Application Challenges
4. Understanding Myself and Others as Teachers and Leaders
Professional Teaching Skills
Teacher Uniqueness
Reluctant Learners and Leaders
Acknowledging Diversity
Application Challenges
5. Building a Culture That Supports Teacher Leadership
Dimensions of School Culture
Relationships Between Adults in the School
Organizational Structure
Actions of the Principal
Application Challenges
6. Influencing Others Through Teacher Leadership
Influence With Instructional Competence
How Teachers Influence
Influencing Skills
Teacher Leader Action in Schools
Application Challenges
7. Emerging Teacher Leadership and Its Challenges
Evolution of Teacher Leadership
Many Faces of Teacher Leadership
Challenges for Teacher Leaders
Application Challenges
8. Building a Future for Teacher Leadership
Teacher Leadership in the Future
Teacher Leader Concerns
Teacher Leaders as Advocates for Change
Resource A. A Resource for Teacher Leadership: Philosophy of Education Inventory© (PEI©)
Resource B. Teacher Leader School Survey (TLSS)
Resource C. Time for Teacher Leadership
Resource D. Teacher Leadership Books, Instruments, and Organizations

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