This book is a unique insider's look at the process that teachers experience when they assume leadership positions in their school, district, state, or writing project site. The text features vignettes by K-12 teachers, describing their individual leadership roles and experiences to show how teachers take charge in a variety of contexts. The authors identify four major themes: identity, collaboration, making conflict productive, and learning new practices. Through the teacher leaders' own words, readers witness how the four themes are an integral part of daily practice. Chapters also examine what research indicates about these new and proliferating roles.
How Teachers Become Leaders
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University