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Who Will Save Our Schools?
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9780803964631
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 1996
- Page Count: 224
- Publication date: November 07, 1996
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A compelling new look at the role that teachers must play in the future of schooling. Explains: * Why teachers must take the lead in creating a new context for teaching and learning * How "constructivist leaders" make meaning of learning * What an ecological perspective will do to initiate and sustain learning communities in schools * How the parallel roles of leadership with adults and leadership with children emerge in the role of a teacher leader * The commitments, knowledge, and skills that are essential for teachers as leaders For everyone with a stake in the future of our educational system.
Table of Contents
Examining the Context and Promise of Schooling
The Teacher as Constructivist Leader
Changing the System
A Prerequisite to Saving Our Schools
Constructing Understandings of Learning Communities
Essential Structures and Processes for Teacher Leadership and Systemic Change
Teaching as Leading
Who Sets the Learning Agenda
Issues of Power, Authority, and Control
Preparing the Constructivist Teacher Leader
The Future of Teaching, Leading, and Reform