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Awakening the Sleeping Giant

Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders



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Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders by Marilyn Katzenmeyer
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This second edition of Awakening the Sleeping Giant focuses on the development of teachers as leaders, and the skills they need to accomplish the task. Leadership is not part of existing teacher training programmes, however it is becoming increasingly accepted that for school reform to take place, teachers must lead the way. Marilyn Katzenmeyer and Gayle Moller. describe how teacher leadership can be a powerful tool in changing the current educational system, and helping other teachers to excel; skillfully guide the reader through the development process of teacher leadership, pointing out the benefits to students, staff and community; present specific plans to help teachers gain influence in leadership roles.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. What is Teacher Leadership? 2. Garnering Support for Teacher Leadership 3. Developing Teacher Leaders 4. Honoring the Uniqueness of Teacher Leaders 5. Building a Culture That Supports Teacher Leadership 6. Influencing Others Through Teacher Leadership 7. Providing Time for Teacher Leadership 8. Anticipating the Future of Teacher Leadership Resource A: Dimensions of Teacher Leadership Resource B: A Resource for Teacher Leadership Resource C: Teacher Leadership Books, Instruments, Organizations, Training, and Contacts References Index

Author Biography

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 UniA--versity. 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.
Release date NZ
June 30th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
1, black & white illustrations
Corwin Press Inc
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