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Teacher Leadership Research

This section includes publications from a number of key authors in the area of teacher leadership. While this is not an exhaustive list, it is intended to provide an overview of the existing research.

Alma Harris

Harris, A. (2009). Distributed school leadership: Evidence, issues and future directions. ACEL Monograph 44. Penrith, NSW: Australian Council for Educational Leaders. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Harris, A., and Chapman, C. (2002). Effective Leadership in Schools Facing Challenging Circumstances. National College for School Leadership. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Harris, A., Moos, L., Moller, J., Robertson, J., and Spillane, J. (2007). Exploring different perspectives and approaches to the practice of school leadership. National College for School Leadership. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Harris, A., and Muijs, D. (2003). Teacher Leadership: Principles and Practice. National College for School Leadership. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Harris, A., and Spillane, J. (2008). Distributed leadership through the looking glass. Management in Education 22(1), 31-34. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Muijs, D., & Harris, A. (2006). Teacher led school improvement: Teacher leadership in the UK. Teaching and Teacher Education, 22(8): 961-972.

Andy Hargreaves

Hargreaves, A. (2005). Sustainable leadership and social justice: A new paradigm. Independent School Magazine 64(2).

Hargreaves, A. (2011). Fusion and the future of leadership. In Robertson, J. and Timperley, H. (eds.), Leadership and Learning. London: Sage Publications. Ch. 17, p. 227-242. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. (pre-publication version)

Hargreaves, A., and Fink, D. (2004). The seven principles of sustainable leadership. For Educational Leadership 61(7). PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.

Hargreaves, A., Halasz, G., & Pont, B. (2008). The Finnish approach to system leadership. In Pont, B., Nusche, D., & Hopkins, D. (eds.), Improving School Leadership, Volume 2: Case Studies on System Leadership. Paris: OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), p. 69-109.

(2014). Video: The role of teachers as leaders and innovators - A discussion. Featuring Jean Stiles, Dustin Bajer, and Andy Hargreaves.

J.P. Spillane

Halverson, R., Linnekin, B., Gomez, L.M., and Spillane, J.P. (2004). Multimedia cases of practice: On-line learning opportunities for school leaders. For Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership 7(1). PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Pustejovsky, J.E., Spillane, J.P., Heaton, R.M., and Lewis, W.J. (2008). Understanding teacher leadership in middle school mathematics: A collaborative research effortPDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P. Distributed leadership: What's all the hoopla? PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P. (2000). District leaders' perceptions of teacher learning. CPRE Occasional Paper Series, OP-05. Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P. (2003). Educational leadership. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 25(4), 343-346.

Spillane, J.P. (2009). Leading and managing instruction: Adopting a diagnostic and design mindset. Voices in Urban Education: Leadership in Smart Systems 25(Fall), 16-25. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P. (2005). Primary school leadership practice: How the subject matters. School Leadership and Management 25(4), 383-397. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P. Using social network methods to study school leadershipPDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P, and Camburn, E. (2006). The practice of leading and managing: The distribution of responsibility for leadership and management in the schoolhouse. Draft paper for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 7-11, 2006. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P., Camburn, E.M., Pustejovsky, J., Stitziel Pareja, A., and Lewis, G. (2008). Taking a distributed perspective: Epistemological and methodological tradeoffs in operationalizing the leader-plus aspect. Journal of Educational Administration 46(2), 189-213. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P., Diamond, J.B., and Jita, L. (2003). Leading instruction: The distribution of leadership for instruction. Journal of Curriculum Studies 35(5). PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P., Hallett, T., and Diamond, J.B. (2003). Forms of capital and the construction of leadership: Instructional leadership in urban elementary schools. For Sociology of Education 76(1). PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P., Halverson, R., and Diamond, J.B. (2001). Investigating school leadership practice: A distributed perspective. Educational Researcher 30(3), 23-28. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P., Halverson, R., and Diamond, J.B. (2004). Towards a theory of leadership practice: A distributed perspective. Journal of Curriculum Studies 36(1), 3-34. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Spillane, J.P., and Sherer, J.Z. A distributed perspective on school leadership: Leadership practice as stretched over people and place. Preliminary draft prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Association, San Diego, April 2004. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Jan Robertson

Robertson, J.M. (2004). Coaching in networks of schools. A paper prepared for Networked Learning Communities Evaluation Team Meeting, San Diego, April 14, 2004. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Robertson, J., and Murrihy, L. (2006). Developing the Person in the Professional. National College for School Leadership. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Robertson, J.M., and Webber, C.F. (2004). International leadership development through web-based learning. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, v.8.

Webber, C., and Robertson, J. (1998). Boundary breaking: An emergent model for leadership development. Educational Policy Analysis Archives 6(21).

Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser

Kaser, L., and Halbert, J. (2008). From sorting to learning: Developing deep learning in Canadian schools. Education Canada 48(5), 56-59. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Katz, S., Earl, L., Ben Jaafar, S., Elgie, S., Foster, L., Halbert, J., and Kaser, L. (2008). Learning networks of schools: The key enablers of successful knowledge communities. McGill Journal of Education 43(2), 111-138.

Stoll, L., Halbert, J., and Kaser, L. (2010). Deepening learning in school-to-school networks. In International Handbook on Teacher and School Development. London: Routledge.

Kenneth Leithwood  

Day, C., Sammons, P., Hopkins, D., Harris, A., Leithwood, K., Gu, Q., and Brown, E. (2010). 10 strong claims about successful school leadership. National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Day, C., Sammons, P., Hopkins, D., Harris, A., Leithwood, K., Gu, Q., Brown, E., Ahtaridou, E., and Kington, A. (2009). The impact of school leadership on pupil outcomes: Final report. UK Department for Children, Schools and Families Research Report DCSF-RR108. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Leithwood, K. (2009). How Leadership Influences Student Learning. Video of lecture at University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education.

Leithwood, K., Day, C., Sammons, P., Harris, A., and Hopkins, D. (2006). Successful school leadership: What it is and how it influences pupil learning. Nottingham, UK: National College for School Leadership and Department for Education and Skills. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Leithwood, K., and Levin, B. (2005). Assessing school leader and leadership programme effects on pupil learning. Department for Education and Skills, Research Report No. 662. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Leithwood, K., Louis, K.S., Anderson, S., and Wahlstrom, K. (2004). Review of research: How leadership influences student learning. Learning from Leadership Project. Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, University of Minnesota. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Commissioned by The Wallace Foundation. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Leithwood, K.A., and Riehl, C. (2003). What we know about successful school leadership. Philadelphia, PA: Laboratory for Student Success, Temple University. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Leithwood, K., and Strauss, T. (2008). Learning about leadership from school turnaround efforts in Ontario: Executive summary. Canadian Education Association. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Michael Fullan

Earl, L., and Fullan, M. (2003). Using data in leadership for learning. Cambridge Journal of Education 33(3), 383-394. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Fullan, M. (2003). Leadership and sustainability. Plain Talk: The Newsletter for the Center for Development and Learning 8(2), 1-5. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Fullan, M. (2005). Turnaround leadership. The Educational Forum 69, 174-181. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Fullan, M. (2006). Quality leadership, quality learning: Proof beyond reasonable doubt. Paper prepared for the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN).PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Fullan, M. (2009). The problem of incomplete leadership development. Submitted to Education Leadership.

Fullan, M., & Boyle, A. (2010). Reflections on the change leadership landscape. Prepared for the National College for School Leadership, May 3, 2010.

Fullan, M., Cuttress, C., and Kilcher, A. (2005). 8 forces for leaders of change. Journal of Staff Development 26(4), 54-64. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Fullan, M., & Leithwood, K. (2012). 21st century leadership: Looking forward. An interview with Michael Fullan and Ken Leithwood. In Conversation, 4(1).  

UBC theses and dissertations

Ashworth, J.E. (2002). Understanding educational leadership anew: Adult educators' stories in conversation (Doctoral dissertation).

Jara, D.Y. (2004). Teacher leadership in an early literacy initiative: Roles and perspectives (Master's thesis).

LaBonte, R. (2005). Leadership and educational technologies: Leading the charge for e-learning in British Columbia schools (Doctoral dissertation).

Other

Bennett, N., Wise, C., Woods, P.A., and Harvey, J.A. (2003). Distributed Leadership: A Review of Literature. National College for School Leadership. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Inkpen, A.C., and Currall, S.C. (2004). The coevolution of trust, control, and learning in joint ventures. Organization Science 15(5), 586-599. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  


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