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Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development


reviewed by Michelle Abrego — 2005

coverTitle: Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development
Author(s): Eleanor Drago-Severson
Publisher: Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 0761939679, Pages: 208, Year: 2004
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  How do school leaders facilitate the growth of all teachers?  This question is answered in the book, Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development.  The author, Eleanor Drago-Severson, proposes a learning oriented model of school leadership focused on supporting the transformational growth of teachers at all levels.   Drago-Severson’s model comes from a study of 25 principals from varied backgrounds including public and private schools.  She identifies the purpose of her study as follows:   My purpose in this current study has been to understand what a range of principals, who work in a variety of school contexts with strikingly different levels of financial and human resources, do in support of teacher learning and to understand why they believe these practices are effective (p. 6).   From the work of the principals selected for the study, Drago-Severson identifies four “pillars” of practice used by these school leaders to create a school environment supportive of teachers’ learning and professional growth.  The “pillars” of practice found to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 2, 2005, p. 241-243
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11395, Date Accessed: 11/28/2014 8:16:43 AM

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