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Developing Teacher Leaders

Developing Teacher Leaders
How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success

Second Edition

Foreword by Andy Hargreaves

March 2013 | 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
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  
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  
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  
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  
5. Preparing for Teacher Leadership
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

"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.

Frank Allan Crowther

Frank Crowther is an internationally respected scholar and researcher in educational manage­ment and leadership. He is professor and direc­tor of the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. In 1997, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Australian Council for Educational Administra­tion in recognition of his services to educational leadership. More About Author

Margaret Ferguson

Margaret Ferguson is district manager of ed­ucation services at Education Queensland. She has worked extensively in teacher leader development. Her work focuses on capacity building, leadership, and pedagogical enhancement in schools. More About Author

Leonne Hann

Leonne Hann is senior research associate in the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland. She has participated in national research projects in school innovation. Her recently completed postgraduate study deals with teacher lead­ership and successful school reform. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412963756