Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders

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Corwin Press, Apr 12, 2001 - Education - 196 pages
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Contents

What Is Teacher Leadership?
1
Its Time Has Come
3
Definition of Teacher Leadership
4
Three Potential Teacher Leaders
9
Roles for Teacher Leaders
11
Who Is Responsible?
13
Conclusion
16
Garnering Support for Teacher Leadership
20
Relationships
79
Organizational Structure
80
The Actions of the Principal
82
Conclusion
85
Application Challenges
86
Influencing Others Through Teacher Leadership
88
Teacher Leaders Influence Teaching and Learning
90
Gaining Influence
91

Professional Model of Teaching
21
Empowerment of Teachers
23
Democratic Communities
26
Teacher Leadership Assumptions
28
Benefits of Teacher Leadership
31
Conclusion
34
Application Challenges
35
Developing Teacher Leaders
37
Where Weve Been
39
What We Learned
42
Where We Need to Go
46
Readiness for Teacher Leadership
47
Leadership Development for Teachers
48
Conclusion
53
Honoring the Uniqueness of Teacher Leaders
57
Professional Teaching Skills
58
Personal Philosophy of Education
60
Stages of Career Development
61
Work Perspectives
63
Interactions With Others
64
Adult Development
65
Personal Lives
66
Acknowledging Diversity
67
Value of Knowing Who I Am
69
Conclusion
70
Building a Culture That Supports Teacher Leadership
73
Listening
93
Influencing Skills
95
Group Skills
96
Teacher Involvement and Action in Schools
97
Planning for Action
99
Conclusion
101
Application Challenges
102
Providing Time for Teacher Leadership
104
The Real Issue
105
Why Teacher Leaders Need Time
108
Barriers to Finding More Time
112
Strategies for Using Time
113
Future Directions for Use of Time
119
Conclusion
120
Application Challenges
121
Anticipating the Future of Teacher Leadership
123
What Has to Change?
124
Examples of Promising Teacher Leadership Efforts
128
Teacher Leadership in the Future
132
Dimensions of Teacher Leadership
136
A Resource for Teacher Leadership Philosophy of Education Inventory PEI
139
Teacher Leadership Books Instruments Organizations Training and Contacts
167
References
175
Index
185
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Page 179 - Lieberman, A. (1992). Teacher leadership: What are we learning? In C. Livingston (Ed.), Teachers as leaders: Evolving roles (pp. 159-165). Washington, DC: National Education Association.
Page 179 - KA (1992). The principal's role in teacher development. In M. Fullan & A. Hargreaves (Eds.), Teacher development and educational change (pp.

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About the author (2001)

Marilyn Katzenmeyer is president of Professional Development Center, Inc., and she currently engages in consultation, instructional design, and professional writing. She most recently served as a faculty administrator at the University of South Florida, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Executive Leaders Program, a leadership development opportunity for school-based administrators and teacher leaders who were transitioning into district-level leadership roles, and for the coordination of a Transition to Teaching project with a local school district. She was formerly executive director of the West Central Educational Leadership Network, which provided leadership training and school improvement assistance to educators throughout 13 school districts in southwest Florida. She has been a human resource development professional throughout her career, and she was the first director of the Broward County School District (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Human Resource Development Department.

Katzenmeyer worked in Ohio and Florida as a secondary school teacher. She received her doctorate in adult education from The Florida State UniŽversity. Her research focused on effective strategies for measuring the impact of leadership training programs on the behavior of school administrators.

Gayle Moller recently retired as associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She was formerly executive director of the South Florida Center for Educational Leaders. The Center served large, urban school systems in South Florida that provided staff development for school leaders. Moller worked in the Broward County Public Schools (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) for 19 years as a teacher, school administrator, and staff development administrator. She received her doctorate from Teachers College/Columbia University. Teacher leadership and professional learning communities are her research interests. Moller served on the board of trustees of the National Staff Development Council. She is a co-author, with Anita Pankake, of Lead with Me: A Principal’s Guide to Teacher Leadership.

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