Benefits and Challenges of Teacher Leadership

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Write a 525- to 700-word paper on the benefits and challenges of shared leadership and teacher leadership. Cite at least three resources (textbook, articles, etc.) that support your claims.

Address the following in your paper:

  • Define the characteristics of shared leadership and teacher leadership.
  • Share personal leadership experiences that have been positive and/or challenging.
  • Describe ideas on how to best support teacher leaders.
  • Describe the types of teacher leader opportunities you believe should exist in schools.
  • Explain the administrator's role in supporting shared leadership and teacher leadership.

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School: Cornell University

Hello,Kindly find the attached completed work together with a plagiarism report for your review. Let me know in case you need anything edited.


Benefits and challenges of shared leadership
Institutional Affiliation

Teacher Leadership & Shared Leadership
In an educational institution set up, leaders cannot go unnoticed for long and will ultimately
move up the ladder. The teacher leaders drive the institutions goals/initiatives while everyone else
follows suit. Shared leadership refers to the practice of governing an institution by molding other
persons (teachers in this case) in making important decisions affecting the school (Wang, D, &
Zhang (2014). These decisions range from schools’ operations to academics. It involves the
creation of decision-making opportunities for teachers, staff members, students, parents, and
community members. This practice is seen as a substitute to the old-styled form of school control
in which an administrative head/principal exercises executive authority and makes most
governance decisions without necessarily seeking advice from other members of the school
community. Shared leadership may be in form of leadership teams or formal committees formed
for varying reasons.
Teacher leadership refers to the process of teachers taking the initiative of not only teachin...

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