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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 1027-1035
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-8-13
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The Teacher Leader in Context of Shared Leadership in Public Schools

Münevver Çetin1, and Sıtar Keser2

1Marmara University, Atatürk Faculty of Education, İstanbul, Turkey

2Teacher, Istanbul, Turkey

Pub. Date: July 29, 2015

Cite this paper:
Münevver Çetin and Sıtar Keser. The Teacher Leader in Context of Shared Leadership in Public Schools. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):1027-1035. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-13

Abstract

In this research, the main purpose is that teachers put forward their views in the context of the responsibilities they incur in the presence of the existing change and conversion at schools, and assess these views within the teacher leader perspective in the context of shared leadership. Thus, in this research the responsibilities of teachers, what kind of a role they play in the context of change and conversion, their views about their position in the school organization and the sufficiency of this position are the points that are targeted to be found out. In this study, qualitative data collection design is used in accordance with the purpose of receiving the opinions of teachers regarding the teacher leader responsibilities in the context of shared leadership. The study group of this research consists of 30 teachers from various fields who work in public schools in the 2014-2015 academic year. The data acquired from the opinions of participant teachers are evaluated in the context of five different themes: (1) Student learning, (2) Career development, (3) Organizational change, (4) Environmental change and (5) Education policies. The analysis of the opinions of participants in the context of student learning reveals that the altruist approach that centers students in providing student learning and developing it is expressed more. The analysis of the participants’ opinions in the context of career development reveals that this kind of efforts develop based on following periodicals, reading books, experience sharing and exchange of ideas.

Keywords:
shared leadership teacher leader student learning and organizational change

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