Unraveling the Fabric of Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: A Conceptual Model

Gaughran, Benjamin (2016) Unraveling the Fabric of Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: A Conceptual Model. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Policy makers and governments are continually concentrating on school

improvement. Much of the rhetoric of current school improvement

literature focuses on the idea that effective leadership is key to achieving

sustained school improvement. This literature is usually tied up in senior

and middle management levels of leadership. Little attention is given to

the role of teacher leadership in the classroom in school improvement.

Furthermore, there is a lack of understanding of what teacher leadership

in the classroom actually looks like. Against a backdrop of organisational

theory, this study aims to unravel the fabric of teacher leadership in the

classroom and provide a conceptual model of specific characteristics

needed in effective teacher leaders. Additionally, this study will reveal the

voice of teachers and their understanding of teacher leadership in the

classroom. The model suggested can be used as a basis to improve the

quality of teacher leaders and, therefore, improve pupil progress and

impact on whole school improvement.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 14:02
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 23:13
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44658

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