TITLE

The Teacher Leader: Improving Schools by Building Social Capital through Shared Leadership

AUTHOR(S)
Nappi, Judith S.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin;Summer2014, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Is a strong leader with exceptional skills the answer to the daunting task of transforming or improving schools? The author argues that, despite the documented value of skilled leadership, in today's educational and financial climate the school principal cannot go solo. School and student success are more likely to occur when distributed or shared leadership is practiced. The need to attract and retain quality teachers is another reason to extend the role of the teacher to domains outside of the classroom walls. The author focuses on distributed or shared leadership as a facet of social capital, a driving force in the success of teacher leadership.
ACCESSION #
96688862

 

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