Leadership for learning: what it means for teachers

Lovett, Susan and Andrews, Dorothy (2011) Leadership for learning: what it means for teachers. In: International handbook of leadership for learning. Part 2. Springer International Handbooks of Education (25). Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 719-740. ISBN 978-94-007-1349-9


Theories about teacher leadership and how it is manifested in practice have become prominent in recent times. Harris, Leithwood, Day, Sammons, and Hopkins' (2007) reference to a 'leadership industry' suggests that the discipline has become very susceptible to new theories or labels (p. 338). Recent theories (Spillane & Diamond, 2007), which loosely fit under the 'leadership for learning' umbrella, have emerged in response to the changing policy and professional context of schooling and to increasing concerns about student achievement. This emergence foregrounds the role that teachers can play in making a difference to student achievement.
Our purpose in this chapter is to explore some of the meaning attributed to leadership for learning and what those understandings mean for teachers assuming leadership roles. We use case studies along with relevant literature to illustrate how teacher leadership is enacted in school settings in order to enhance student achievement.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 40. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 02:51
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2017 23:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher leadership; professional learning communities; school improvement; student achievement
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1350-5_40
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19963

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