Teacher teams: promoting teacher involvement and leadership in secondary schools

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Education
Department Educational Leadership & Policy
Creator Pounder, Diana G.
Title Teacher teams: promoting teacher involvement and leadership in secondary schools
Date 1997
Description Employee involvement efforts in schools have increasingly encouraged employee involvement in planning and governance procedures. Most involvement efforts could be described as suggestion involvement or individual job enhancement approaches, although these currently emphasized approaches to teacher involvement have had limited impact due to the limitations of traditional school control mechanisms and the professional norms of schools. Correspondingly, leadership is being reconceptualized more broadly to emphasize shared influence by many employees across the organization, with work group influence rather than individual influence a more promising strategy for school effectiveness. Specifically, research suggests that teacher teams may be able to exercise greater influence and may have greater impact on school outcomes and effectiveness than leadership by individual teachers. The implications of these two developments suggest teachers' work may need to be redesigned to have a group or team emphasis. Correspondingly, secondary schools would require restructuring from a traditional discipline-based, departmentalized structural arrangement to a more student-centered school within-school structure. These work design and school restructuring changes hold promise for increasing teachers' involvement and leadership in secondary schools.
Type Text
Publisher University of North Carolina Press
Volume 80
Issue 2
First Page 177
Last Page 124
Subject Educational planning; Governance
Subject LCSH Teaching teams; Student-centered learning; School management and organization
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Pounder, D. G. (1997). Teacher teams: promoting teacher involvement and leadership in secondary schools. High School Journal, 80(2), 177-124.
Rights Management (c)University of North Carolina Press
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