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Transforming Learning Environments: Strategies to Shape the Next Generation
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Fayneese S. Miller

In the first section of the book, Maureen D. Neumann, Laura C. Jones, P. Taylor Webb, and Olga M. Welch examine the ways in which “new” notions of leadership have influenced…

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In the first section of the book, Maureen D. Neumann, Laura C. Jones, P. Taylor Webb, and Olga M. Welch examine the ways in which “new” notions of leadership have influenced leadership development programs. Neumann, Jones, and Webb in the chapter, “Developing Teachers Leaders to Transform Classrooms, Schools and Communities,” advocate for, and offer ways that teachers can become cognizant of their leadership and its effects, so that they can develop deliberate commitments towards social justice in schools which are sites of social, political, and economic influence. They propose a model for leadership that is an alternative to traditional allocations of power through positional hierarchies. According to Neumann, Jones, and Webb, “while school leaders may recognize their actions within a single frame of the model, the practice of leadership is the ability to move in and out of three different conceptualizations of leadership, managerial (transactional), professional development (transformational), and social responsibility (critical).” They propose that effective teacher leaders utilize all three aspects of the leadership domains as a way to adapt to, oftentimes, challenging and rapidly shifting political and economic climates within education. Neumann, Jones, and Webb conclude their chapter with a discussion of pedagogy of possibility and argue that pedagogical content knowledge is a marker of professional teaching competence, and teachers must engage students in the moral and ethical issues surrounding the use of knowledge in our democracy for any subject matter.

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Transforming Learning Environments: Strategies to Shape the Next Generation
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-015-4

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Transforming Learning Environments: Strategies to Shape the Next Generation
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-015-4

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Transforming Learning Environments: Strategies to Shape the Next Generation
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Transforming Learning Environments: Strategies to Shape the Next Generation
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Edmund W. Gordon: Producing Knowledge, Pursuing Understanding
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Publication date: 4 October 2012

Maureen D. Neumann, Laura C. Jones and P. Taylor Webb

All teachers are leaders by the nature of their work. They lead within their schools, whether implicitly or explicitly, for good or for bad, proactively or reactively. In this…

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All teachers are leaders by the nature of their work. They lead within their schools, whether implicitly or explicitly, for good or for bad, proactively or reactively. In this chapter, we present a framework of teacher leadership that is an assemblage of our previously published works. We use this chapter to provide a consolidated view of how to help all teachers to acknowledge, understand, and use their “awesome” power as leaders to transform their classrooms, schools, and communities. Schools are sites of social, political, and economic influence and teachers play key roles in either maintaining the status quo or creating environments that are transformative and equitable for all members. We argue that a teacher's power is essential both within and beyond the walls of the classroom. Teachers have the capacity and power to participate in change decisions and efforts that traditionally either have been tacitly assumed by them or deliberately defined by others. By having an understanding of critical leadership or leadership for social justice, teachers will be more prepared to identify and resist the variety of contexts which threaten their professional expertise and contexts that deliberately question their professional knowledge.

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John M. Downes and Penny A. Bishop

Dramatic cultural shifts driven by technological innovations beg for a reenvisioning of responsive education for young adolescents. Through the voices of theorists, educators, and…

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Dramatic cultural shifts driven by technological innovations beg for a reenvisioning of responsive education for young adolescents. Through the voices of theorists, educators, and students, the authors initiate a dialogue about technology's role in purposeful learning and relevant curriculum; a supportive learning culture for students, family, and community; and bold and innovative school leadership. The analysis yields practical ways in which technology can contribute to effective middle schooling and paints a vivid picture of technology-rich and responsive learning environments for young adolescents.

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