Title

Transformational classroom leadership : the fourth wave of teacher leadership?

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Educational Management Administration & Leadership

Publication Date

10-1-2006

Volume

34

Issue

4

First Page

533

Last Page

545

Keywords

classroom leadership, leadership outcomes, student performance, transformational leadership

Abstract

The literature on teacher leadership suggests that the notion has developed over time and some have argued that this development comprises three stages or "waves" that progressively delink the idea from the formal organizational hierarchy. The third wave emphasizes that teacher leadership is a process rather than a positional concept and notes that teacher leaders tend to possess many of the characteristics of transformational leaders. The literature also suggests that third wave teacher leaders are excellent classroom performers. This article explores the relationship between the teacher leadership and transformational leadership concepts and argues that a fourth wave of teacher leadership could include transformational classroom leadership as one of the defining qualities of a teacher leader and could embrace both school and university contexts.

DOI

10.1177/1741143206068216

Print ISSN

17411432

E-ISSN

17411440

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Recommended Citation

Pounder, J. S. (2006). Transformational classroom leadership: The fourth wave of teacher leadership? Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 34(4), 533-545. doi: 10.1177/1741143206068216