'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.
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.
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