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Collaborative Teacher Leadership: How Teachers Can Foster Equitable Schools

reviewed by Jane Nicolet - June 26, 2006

coverTitle: Collaborative Teacher Leadership: How Teachers Can Foster Equitable Schools
Author(s): Martin L. Krovetz and Gilberto Arriaza
Publisher: Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 141290501X, Pages: 194, Year: 2006
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The College of Education at San Jose State University (SJSU) and the Oak Grove and Campbell School Districts in California joined to create a university-school partnership. From a variety of discussion opportunities among stakeholders, the decision surfaced to focus all collaborative, professional learning opportunities on teacher leadership. A cohort of teachers from the two California districts was formed in the fall of 1997 and eventually identified as the Master’s in Collaborative Leadership program (MACL). This book reflects the fruit of their labor and is borne of the passion and experiences of its originators and the teacher leaders who collaborated within the partnership.   The text provides content and pedagogical concepts from both the teacher cohort and the authors. Its consistent theme centers on the belief that there is a very real connection between teacher collaborative leadership and enhanced student learning. Basic assumptions guide the context of the work: • Every person can be... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 26, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12553, Date Accessed: 6/20/2021 6:21:17 AM

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  • Jane Nicolet
    Colorado State University
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    JANE NICOLET is a clinical faculty member in the School of Education at Colorado State University. Ms. Nicolet has worked as a public school educator and in university-based teacher training both in Colorado and Illinois. Her areas of study focus on equity of opportunity, student engagement, and brain-friendly classrooms to improve student learning. She consults in the area of learning and communication styles for teachers and other professional leaders. Presently, she is developing a new Professional Development School, partnering Colorado State University with Loveland High School in Colorado. Her 2006 publication is Conversation – A Necessary Step In Understanding Diversity in Landsman, J., & Lewis, C. W. (Eds.), White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms (pp. 203 - 218). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
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