Teacher Leader Preparation and Development in PDS: Themes and Recommendations

Teacher Leadership in Professional Development Schools

ISBN: 978-1-78743-404-2, eISBN: 978-1-78743-403-5

Publication date: 6 April 2018


This chapter synthesizes Chapters 13–17. After distinguishing teacher leaders as individuals who enact various functions of teacher leadership in today’s schools, the chapter describes three themes related to teacher leader preparation and development in professional development schools (PDSs): (1) teacher leaders are made not born, (2) school–university partnerships create the conditions for developing high-quality teacher leaders, and (3) PDSs have the potential to develop teacher leaders as teacher educators. The chapter concludes with recommendations on how teacher leadership in PDSs can be strengthened.



Burns, R. (2018), "Teacher Leader Preparation and Development in PDS: Themes and Recommendations", Hunzicker, J. (Ed.) Teacher Leadership in Professional Development Schools, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 277-288. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78743-403-520181021

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