Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Developmentreviewed by Michelle Abrego — 2005
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.) Title:
Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and DevelopmentAuthor(s):
Corwin Press, Thousand OaksISBN:
2004Search for book at Amazon.com
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