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Developing Teacher Leaders


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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

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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.


"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
"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
"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

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