Leadership for Effective Teacher Collaboration: Suggestions for Principals and Teacher Leaders

Geoffrey Paul Riordan, J.L Da Costa

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of several studies on teacher collaboration, then describes the process of developing recommendations for school leaders interested in encouraging collaboration. The five studies focused on: (1) collaboration and student learning outcomes; (2) the effect of selected factors on collaboration; (3) collaboration from the teacher's perspective; (4) whole school development through collaboration; and (5) leadership for pedagogical change. Developing the recommendations involved examining the data that resulted from each of the
studies. The results identified six main areas that school leaders can address when fostering teacher collaboration. These areas include: (1) being thoughtful in recruiting and selecting staff; (2) carefully delineating work assignments and timetabling; (3) establishing collegial expectations among beginning teachers; (4) enabling across school collaboration; (5) providing opportunities for leadership for collaboration; and (6) establishing trust and clearly delineating supervisory and collaborative relations
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-18
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - San Diego, United States
Duration: 1 Apr 19981 Apr 1998

Other

OtherAnnual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period1/04/981/04/98

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Riordan, G. P., & Da Costa, J. L. (1998). Leadership for Effective Teacher Collaboration: Suggestions for Principals and Teacher Leaders. 1-18. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, United States.