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Developing Teacher Leaders
How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success

Second Edition

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Leadership | Mentoring | Staff Leadership

July 2008 | 216 pages | Corwin
'This book contributes to the literature on teacher leadership with a particular focus on schoolwide excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment. The exercises are filled with solid and practical but generative ideas.'ùRichard Ackerman, ProfessorThe University of MaineRediscover the importance of teacher leadership in revitalizing schools!Teacher leadership is a transformative process that can drive school and community reform. This revised edition of the groundbreaking bestseller builds on current research to help teachers and administrators work together to foster, develop, and support teacher leadership. Principals and staff developers will learn how collaborating with teacher leaders can result in significantly improved school outcomes. With the Teachers as Leaders Framework, teachers can become leaders who facilitate communities of learning, strive for pedagogical excellence, confront barriers in the school's culture and structures, and nurture a culture of success. Featured in the second edition are:Five new school case studies with insights about the complexity of teacher leadershipExpanded discussion of the capacity-building process for teacher leaders and principalsAn outline of a school development program based on teacher leadership and parallel leadership With exercises for systematically developing teacher leaders, the second edition of this invaluable guide is for every educator who believes in teacher leadership as a crucial step toward making schools a source of instruction and inspiration.
 
Foreword to the Second Edition by Andy Hargreaves
 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Teachers as Leaders: Emergence of a New Paradigm
Needed: A New Paradigm of the Teaching Profession

 
Snapshot One: Greenhills State High School

 
Snapshot Two: Whistlerock Elementary School

 
Probing the Work of Teacher Leaders: An Exhilarating Endeavor

 
The Framework in Action

 
Conclusions

 
 
2. Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of the Teaching Profession
Sustaining the Reform Agenda

 
Snapshot Three: Adams Secondary College

 
Five Premises to Guide the Development of the Teaching Profession

 
Conclusions

 
 
3. Building School Capacity Through Shared Leadership
Snapshot Four: Johnsonvale State School

 
Defining Parallel Leadership

 
Three Essential Characteristics of Parallel Leadership

 
Parallelism in the Sciences, Arts, and Humanities

 
How Parallel Leadership Works in Schools

 
Holistic Professional Learning

 
Distinctive Culture Building

 
Schoolwide Pedagogical Development

 
The Dynamics of School Capacity Building

 
Conclusions

 
 
4. New Roles for School Principals
The Principal's Role: Change Is Overdue

 
Snapshot Five: Minnemanka Senior High School

 
The Principal’s Five Metastrategic Functions

 
Enabling Teacher Leadership: Seven Challenges for School Principals

 
Snapshot Six: St. Monica’s, Boeing Heights

 
Conclusions

 
 
5. Preparing for Teacher Leadership
Introduction

 
Key Questions and Concepts Underpinning the CLASS Plan

 
Orientation to, and Preparation for, the Program

 
Stimulating and Nurturing Teacher Leadership Capabilities

 
Developing Parallel Leadership Relationships and Strategies

 
Sustaining Teacher Leadership Into the Future

 
 
6. The CLASS Plan
Component One: Orientation

 
Component Two: Stimulating and Nurturing Teacher Leadership Capabilities

 
Component Three: Developing Parallel Leadership Relationships and Strategies

 
Component Four: Sustaining Teacher Leadership Into the Future

 
 
Resource A: Overview of the IDEAS Project
 
Resource B: Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design
 
Resource C: A Report on the Michigan Review
 
References
 
Index

"I have used this book to teach educational leadership, and I recommend it highly to principals, professional learning specialists, and teacher leaders alike."

Jennifer York-Barr, Associate Professor
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

"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."

Deborah Bambino, National School Reform Faculty
Harmony Education Center

"This book contributes to the literature on teacher leadership with a particular focus on schoolwide excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment. The exercises are filled with solid and practical but generative ideas."

Richard Ackerman, Professor
The University of Maine

The second edition of Developing Teacher Leaders provides a chronicle of new insights gained through the implementation of our initial research and extensive work in school capacity building in schools across Australia.

Testing and re-testing our theories of teacher leadership and parallel leadership, along with the introduction of a process for school capacity building has resulted in confirmation that such work brings about school success across a range of diverse school settings. This is reflected in our refinement of the crucial Teachers as Leaders Framework.

The implementation and professional critique of the exercises has resulted in a robust revision presented in the CLASS plan – a set of exercises to assist schools build t heir teacher leadership capacity.

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