9780761988304

Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761988304

  • ISBN10:

    0761988300

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-25
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr

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Summary

Increase student learning by developing teacher leaders! Research over the years has consistently identified leadership as a critical component of school change and, as initiatives to reform the educational system have emerged, one significant line of work emphasizes teachers assuming greater leadership roles within their organizations. Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement is the first book to synthesize theoretical, empirical, and practice-based literature in order to provide a comprehensive look at what is known about teacher leadership and what works to support it. The first part of the book explores the core concepts of teacher leadership, while the second part shows readers how to establish the context in their school or district to cultivate and support teacher leaders. A vital piece of equipment in the school improvement toolbox, this book covers such important topics as: The principal's critical role in supporting teacher leadershipCultivating teacher leadership through professional developmentOvercoming organizational barriers that hinder teacher leadershipHow teacher leadership can help advance school improvement efforts Presenting a comprehensive model of this successful change strategy, author Joseph Murphy examines the ideological and empirical basis of teacher leadership and offers strategies to help teachers and principals create productive relationships that will strengthen our nation's schools.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
About the Author xi
Part I: Unpacking the Concept 1(94)
1. Introduction to Teacher Leadership
3(18)
The Starting Gate
5(3)
Definitional Issues
8(10)
Conclusion
18(3)
2. Forces Supporting Teacher Leadership
21(25)
Reconceptualizing School Organizations
22(5)
Redefining School Leadership
27(11)
The Changing Calculus of School Improvement
38(7)
Conclusion
45(1)
3. Teacher Leadership: A Theory in Action
46(18)
Some Cautions
47(3)
Embedded Logic
50(13)
Conclusion
63(1)
4. The Skills, Attributes, and Knowledge of Teacher Leaders
64(17)
Introductory Notes
65(3)
Teacher Leadership Skills
68(5)
Teacher Tasks
73(7)
Conclusion
80(1)
5. Pathways to Teacher Leadership
81(14)
Role-Based Strategies
82(6)
Community-Based Strategies
88(6)
Conclusion
94(1)
Part II: Overcoming Barriers and Capturing Opportunities 95(72)
6. Confronting Organizational and Cultural Barriers
97(31)
Organizational Structure
99(5)
Support Systems
104(14)
Culture
118(9)
Conclusion
127(1)
7. Promoting Teacher Leadership
From the Principal's Office
128(1)
Developing Relationships in Support of Teacher Leadership
129(7)
Working to Promote Teacher Leadership
136(5)
Conclusion
141(2)
8. Developing Teacher Leaders
143(16)
The State of Preparedness
144(2)
Professional Development: A General Framework
146(4)
Professional Development for Teacher Leadership
150(8)
Conclusion
158(1)
9. Conclusion
159(8)
Some Reminders
159(1)
A Skeptical Note
160(1)
A Paradox
161(1)
Gaps in the Landscape
161(1)
Some Caveats and Concerns
162(2)
A Question of Evidence
164(1)
A Note on Research
165(1)
Conclusion
166(1)
References 167(24)
Index 191

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