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Developing Teacher Leaders How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success by Dr. Francis Allan Crowther, Margaret Ferguson, Leonne Hann
  

Developing Teacher Leaders How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success

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Developing Teacher Leaders How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success by Dr. Francis Allan Crowther, Margaret Ferguson, Leonne Hann

'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.'uRichard 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.

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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 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 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


About the Author

Frank Crowther is an internationally respected scholar and researcher in educational manage-ment and leadership. He is professor and direc-tor 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 Administra-tion in recognition of his services to educational leadership. Margaret Ferguson is district manager of ed-ucation services at Education Queensland. She has worked extensively in teacher leader development. Her work focuses on capacity building, leadership, and pedagogical enhancement in schools. 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 lead-ership and successful school reform.

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Publication date

1st July 2008

Author

Dr. Francis Allan Crowther, Margaret Ferguson, Leonne Hann

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
216 pages

Categories

Organization & management of education
Teaching skills & techniques

ISBN

9781412963756

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