Teacher Leadership: The

Teacher Leadership: The "New" Foundations of Teacher Education- A Reader - revised edition

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Teacher Leadership: The "New" Foundations of Teacher Education- A Reader - revised edition by Eleanor Blair

Teacher leadership as a dimension of teachers’ work has never been more important. This topic has emerged as a major component of both state and national standards, and as such, it is included in most contemporary teacher education programs. Three decades of research have focused on teacher leadership as an essential element of school improvement, but its relationship to the potential transformation of the teaching profession remains unexplored. This revised edition of Teacher Leadership: The «New» Foundations of Teacher Education provides an overview of the scholarship being done in the field and a framework for questions and discussions regarding the sustainability of teacher leadership efforts. In this edition, each of the five sections is accompanied by an introduction and reflection questions on the various issues related to teachers acting as leaders in classrooms, schools and communities. The book opens with a completely new section that presents scholarship related to teacher leadership and social justice, where the role of ideology in the work of teacher leaders is considered. This book includes the work of over thirty authors and is an essential tool for guiding dialogue regarding the various facets of teacher leadership and its impact on school culture, student learning and professional learning communities within the context of twenty-first century school reform. Teacher Leadership: The «New» Foundations of Teacher Education – A Reader is intended for undergraduate and graduate education students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433127908
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2016
Series: Counterpoints Series: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education , #408
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Eleanor Blair (PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville) is Associate Professor at Western Carolina University (WCU). She teaches foundations of education courses in curriculum, teacher leadership and history/philosophy of education at WCU and in Jamaica through the WCU-Jamaica program. Recent publications include The Social Foundations Reader: Critical Essays on Teaching, Learning and Leading in the 21st Century (co-edited with Yolanda Medina) and Foundations of Education: Teachers, Teaching and Teacher Leadership in Diverse 21st Century Schools (forthcoming in 2016).

Table of Contents

Contents: Eleanor J. Blair: Introduction to Second Edition – Teacher Leadership and Social Justice – Nelda Cambron-McCabe/Martha M. McCarthy: Educating School Leaders for Social Justice – Paul Carr: Transforming Educational Leadership Without Social Justice? Looking at Critical Pedagogy as More Than a Critique, and a Way Toward «Democracy» – Brad W. Kose: One Principal’s Influence on Sustained, Systematic, and Differentiated Professional Development for Social Justice – Bree Picower: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn: Supporting the Development of New Social Justice Educators – Ann S. Allen/Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen: Teacher Leadership Continuum: How Principals Develop and Support Teacher Leaders – Lystra M. Richardson: Helping Teachers Participate Competently in School Leadership – Phillip C. Schlechty: On the Frontier of School Reform with Trailblazers, Pioneers, and Settlers – Christopher Steel/Elizabeth Craig: Reworking Industrial Models, Exploring Contemporary Ideas, and Fostering Teacher Leadership – Holly J. Thornton: Excellent Teachers Leading the Way: How to Cultivate Teacher Leadership – Pamela S. Angelle: Teachers as Leaders: Collaborative Leadership for Learning Communities – Roland S. Barth: The Time Is Ripe (Again) – Valeri R. Helterbran: Teacher Leadership: Overcoming «I Am Just a Teacher» Syndrome – Marilyn Katzenmeyer/Gayle Moller: Understanding Teacher Leadership – Linda Lambert: What Does Leadership Capacity Mean? – Ann Lieberman: Teachers, Learners, Leaders – Richard DuFour: Professional Learning Communities: A Bandwagon, an Idea Worth Considering or Our Best Hope for High Levels of Learning? – Susan Moore Johnson/Morgaen L. Donaldson: Overcoming the Obstacles to Leadership – Kent D. Peterson/Terrence E. Deal: How Leaders Influence the Culture of Schools – David Piercey: Why Don’t Teachers Collaborate? A Leadership Conundrum – Sherry Willis: Teacher Leadership: Alive and Thriving at the Elementary Level – Frederick M. Hess: Busting out of the Teacher Cage – J. Casey Hurley: Teacher Leadership: A New Foundation of Education? – Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc.: Leadership for Student Learning: Redefining the Teacher as Leader – Linda Searby/Lisa Shaddix: Growing Teacher Leaders in a Culture of Excellence – Julie A. Sherrill: Preparing Teachers for Leadership Roles in the 21st Century – Arthur E. Wise/Michael D. Usdan: The Teaching Profession at the Crossroads.

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