The authors' work builds on the current research and theory of teacher leadership and places it in the broader context of leadership. Developing Teacher Leaders puts forward the idea of "parallel leadership," that is teachers and administrators collaborating to foster, develop, and support teacher leadership. The leadership exercises contained in the book give teachers and administrators further opportunities to hone their leadership capabilities.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Andy Hargreaves Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Part 1: Defining Ideas 1. Teachers as Leaders: Emergence of a New Paradigm Needed: A New Paradigm of the Teaching Profession Two Snapshots Probing the Work of Teacher Leaders: An Exhilarating Endeavor Teachers as Leaders Framework The Framework in Action 2. Five Premises to Guide Revitalization of the Teaching Profession Meeting the Current Challenge A Snapshot Revitalizing the Teaching Profession From Within Five Premises to Guide the Development of the Profession Four Conditions for Teacher Leadership 3. Parallelism: Building School Capacity Through Shared Leadership A Snapshot Defining Parallel Leadership Three Essential Characteristics of Parallel Leadership Parallelism in the Sciences, Arts, and Humanities How Parallel Leadership Works 4. New Roles for School Principals The Principal's Role: Change Is Overdue The Role of the Principal in Successful School Reform Nurturing Teacher Leadership: Seven Challenges for School Principals Part 2: Developing Leaders 5. Preparing for Teacher Leadership Aim of the Exercises Affirmation of the Developmental Approach Taken Key Facets of the Exercises The Matter of Values Caveats Sequence and Cumulative Effect Expected Outcomes 6. The Exercises List of Exercises by Purpose Exercises for Cultivating Leadership Consciousness and Gauging Readiness Exercises for Building a Base for Schoolwide Leadership Exercises for Actualizing Teacher Leadership for Successful School Revitalization Appendix A: Overview of the Teachers as Leaders Research Design Appendix B: A Report on the Michigan Review References Index
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. Stephen S. Kaagan is currently professor of education at Michigan State University. His teaching interests are leadership, organizational analysis, and administrative practice. He has a doctorate from Harvard University and has been honored with several awards, including membership in the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London, England and Honorary Doctorates from Williams College in Massachusetts and Green Mountain College in Vermont.Before coming to Michigan State University in 1991, Kaagan served as president of Hurricane Island Outward Bound (1989-91), commissioner of education for the State of Vermont (1982-88), and provost at Pratt Institute in New York City (1977-82).He has written extensively on leadership, organizational development, the role of the arts in schooling, and assessment and accountability. Selected publications include "Developing Teacher Leaders: How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success "(with Frank Crowther et al.), "Managing Successful School Reform: the Legacy of Chris Argyris" (a special edition of the International Journal of Educational Management, co-edited with Frank Crowther), "Leadership Games: Experiential Learning for Organizational Development", and "Leadership Lessons: From a Life of Character and Purpose in Public Affairs".Kaagan is a charter board member of ArtServe Michigan. In the late 1980s, he served as a member of a distinguished panel on "Making the System Work Better for Poor Kids," a Carnegie Foundation--sponsored project of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Kaagan's experience spans an academic career; wide-ranging service as an advisor to government agencies, corporations, and educational institutions; military experience in the USMC Reserve; extensive travel throughout the world, including mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas, Andes, and Cascades; and rugby football refereeing for the US Rugby Football Union.