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Teacher Leadership

The «New» Foundations of Teacher Education – A Reader – Revised edition


Edited By Eleanor Blair

Teacher leadership as a dimension of teachers’ work has never been more important. This topic has emerged as a major component of both state and national standards, and as such, it is included in most contemporary teacher education programs. Three decades of research have focused on teacher leadership as an essential element of school improvement, but its relationship to the potential transformation of the teaching profession remains unexplored. This revised edition of Teacher Leadership: The «New» Foundations of Teacher Education provides an overview of the scholarship being done in the field and a framework for questions and discussions regarding the sustainability of teacher leadership efforts. In this edition, each of the five sections is accompanied by an introduction and reflection questions on the various issues related to teachers acting as leaders in classrooms, schools and communities. The book opens with a completely new section that presents scholarship related to teacher leadership and social justice, where the role of ideology in the work of teacher leaders is considered. This book includes the work of over thirty authors and is an essential tool for guiding dialogue regarding the various facets of teacher leadership and its impact on school culture, student learning and professional learning communities within the context of twenty-first century school reform. Teacher Leadership: The «New» Foundations of Teacher Education – A Reader is intended for undergraduate and graduate education students.
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Contributors to Teacher Leadership Book (2nd Edition)


Ann S. Allen is an assistant professor in Human Services and MSA Program Director at Western Carolina University. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she has experience as an elementary teacher, junior high teacher, and elementary principal. Her doctoral degree is from the University of Cincinnati in Urban Educational Leadership. Her research agenda includes public schools and leadership preparation.

Pamela S. Angelle is an associate professor and Program Coordinator in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include school reform, with a focus on distributed leadership and those organizational conditions and contexts that contribute to a collegial school community.

Roland S. Barth versity of Connecticut and Director ofis a former public school teacher and principal. He was founding director of the Principals’ Center at Harvard University and the author of several books: Open Education and the American School, Run School Run, Improving Schools from Within, Cruising Rules, and Learning by Heart. He is an educational consultant who lives in Maine and Florida.

Eleanor J. Blair is an associate professor at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. She has a PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate foundations of education courses to students in the United States, Jamaica, and South America. Her research and writing focus on the many dimensions of teachers’ work.

Nelda Cambron-McCabe is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Chair, Department of...

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