Advocacy for Teacher Leadership

Opportunity, Preparation, Support, and Pathways

Authors: Lovett, Susan

  • Highlights teacher leadership as a rewarding leadership activity
  • Challenges existing conceptions of who counts as a leader
  • Explains the importance of teacher leadership work
  • Demonstrates how professional learning is enhanced through the linkage of leadership work with learning
  • Shows leadership is possible when it emerges in the flow of pedagogical practice
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About this book

This book advocates for an alternative to the hierarchical positioning of leaders. It proposes to value leadership practices which emerge from collective concerns about learning and the realisation that collegial interactions offer opportunities for rich explorations of pedagogy and new understandings to be developed. The book draws upon illustrative examples from a longitudinal study of early career teachers, entitled “Teachers of Promise: Aspirations and realities”. It explores matters of personal ambition, support from significant others, and barriers to teacher leadership. It shows that these vary from context to context and individual to individual. Examples highlight the ways in which each teacher’s experience has been enabled and constrained by different considerations. In combination, the examples offered demonstrate the need for the teaching profession to be more systematic in identifying and supporting talented teachers who could be the leaders of learning for tomorrow. The book shows that individuals themselves need to have an openness to consider how they might become more effective teachers through their engagement in leadership work. This, it suggests, involves developing a different conception of leadership to counter the prevailing view that leadership is typically positional and defined by its distance from classroom teaching. The more promising portrayal is to link teacher leadership explicitly with learning.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lovett, Susan

    Pages 1-8

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  • Why Is There an Interest in Teacher Leadership?

    Lovett, Susan

    Pages 9-20

  • What Does the Literature Say About Why Teacher Leadership Matters?

    Lovett, Susan

    Pages 21-32

  • What Can Be Learnt About Teachers as Leaders and Teacher Leadership from Research on Teachers’ Ambition and Potential?

    Lovett, Susan

    Pages 33-51

  • Why Does Leadership as Position Matter for Some and not Others?

    Lovett, Susan

    Pages 53-71

Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74430-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74429-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advocacy for Teacher Leadership
Book Subtitle
Opportunity, Preparation, Support, and Pathways
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74430-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74430-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74429-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 138
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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