Date

11-2011

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Chair

Mark A. Lamport

Primary Subject Area

Education, Administration; Education, Elementary; Education, Secondary

Keywords

instructional supervision, leadership, learning communities, professional learning communities, teacher leaders, team leaders

Abstract

Accountability demands on schools are increasingly difficult to meet at the local, state, and national levels. This study examined the perspectives of curriculum team leaders (CTLs) that are one middle school's response to increased accountability and changing student population. The CTLs provide instructional supervision to same-grade, same-subject curriculum teams. Four CTLs were chosen for this case study and data was gathered using focused interviews, observations, open-ended questionnaires, and artifact collection. A discussion of the CTLs' work, recommendations for schools seeking to use teacher leaders to provide instructional supervision, and suggestions for further research is included.

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