This article examines how high school administrators influence teacher leadership in both positive and negative ways, particularly in an educational reform environment. It specifically looks at how they encourage, discourage, and motivate involvement in teacher leadership activities. Data from two studies were collected from teacher leaders through individual interviews and multiple surveys. The findings provide additional evidence that when teacher leaders function within a collaborative leadership model, teachers find more meaning and are motivated to continue in their leadership roles.
Birky, Ginny; Headley, Scot; and Shelton, Marc, "An Administrator’s Challenge: Encouraging Teachers to be Leaders" (2006). Faculty Publications - School of Education. 1.