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Line In The Sand: An Essay On Principal-Teacher Relationships, David Dunaway Jul 2011

Line In The Sand: An Essay On Principal-Teacher Relationships, David Dunaway

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was a fall Saturday morning, and I was in my Auburn doctoral program monthly seminar where we talked of various topics of interest to our group of 15. Somehow the topic came around to the relationships between teachers and principals. Consensus of the group was that the proverbial line in the sand was an inevitable and unchangeable part of being a school principal. I, to the surprise of no one then or now, disagreed. This time I was not playing my well-honed role of Devil’s Advocate, I really believed that there was no good or logical reason that there ...


Tomorrow’S Teacher Leaders: Nurturing A Disposition Of Leadership, Jana Hunzicker, Twila Lukowiak, Victoria Huffman, Celia Johnson Oct 2009

Tomorrow’S Teacher Leaders: Nurturing A Disposition Of Leadership, Jana Hunzicker, Twila Lukowiak, Victoria Huffman, Celia Johnson

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Until recently, the terms teacher and leadership were not often mentioned in the same sentence. Educational leadership was synonymous with school administration, and teachers viewed themselves as followers rather than leaders. Over the past fifteen years, this perception has changed. Due to federal mandates such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Response to Intervention (RtI), teacher roles and responsibilities have expanded (Le Cornu, 1999) and distributed school leadership has become the norm (Danielson, 2006; Harrison & Killion, 2007).


Leadership In The Bachelor Of Education: A Dialogue Between Student And Professor, Lauren Sacchetti, Jennifer Barnett Jan 2009

Leadership In The Bachelor Of Education: A Dialogue Between Student And Professor, Lauren Sacchetti, Jennifer Barnett

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There are true leaders in education who have overcome the traditional ways of hierarchical thinking and have developed transformational and collaborative orientations. They accomplished this in spite of the fact that our school system does not support these foci. As part of the educational system, the Bachelor of Education program contributes little to the development of this type of leadership in its students.


Lowering Teacher Attrition Rates Through Collegiality, Jameelah Abdallah Jan 2009

Lowering Teacher Attrition Rates Through Collegiality, Jameelah Abdallah

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Since large numbers of teachers leave the teaching profession to go to work in other fields each year, it is vital to ask ourselves several pertinent questions as to why this is happening. Why are so many qualified teachers leaving the teaching profession? What are the affects of high teacher attrition rates on the public school system? What must be done to lower teacher attrition rates and retain new teachers? Schools must find ways to reduce teacher attrition in order to maintain high quality education for students.


Dispositions: Defining, Aligning And Assessing, Nancy Edick, Lana Danielson, Sarah Edwards Oct 2006

Dispositions: Defining, Aligning And Assessing, Nancy Edick, Lana Danielson, Sarah Edwards

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With the focus on student achievement, nationwide attempts are being made to improve schools and school systems. In these reforms teachers are the single most important factor (Darling- Hammond 1997; Wilson, Floden, and Ferrini-Mundy 2001). Teacher preparation programs have a unique opportunity and responsibility, therefore, to have a significant impact on teacher quality. Central to the ability to do so is a comprehensive understanding of what factors constitute teacher quality.