In "Teacher Leadership", Lieberman and Miller discuss current changes in the teacher's role, and make sense of the research on teacher leadership. They offer case studies of innovative programs such as the National Writing Project that provide teachers with opportunities to lead within a professional community. In addition, they tell stories of individual teachers from Maine to California who are able to lead in a variety of contexts. "Teacher Leadership" offers a new standard of teaching and community that recognizes all teachers as leaders. It shows how to develop learning communities that include rather than exclude, create knowledge rather than merely apply it, and that offer challenge and support to both new and experienced teachers. This book is a volume in the "Jossey Bass Leadership Library in Education" a series designed to meet the demand for new ideas and insights about leadership in schools.
Ann Lieberman is a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is an emeritus professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Lynne Miller is professor of educational leadership and co-executive director of the Southern Maine Partnership at the University of Southern Maine.
1. Why Teacher Leadership, and Why Now? 2. What Research Says About Teacher Leadership. 3. Learning to Lead in Communities of Practice. 4. Portraits of Teacher Leaders in Practice. References. Index.