Development of teacher leadership: The impact of principal-teacher interactions
- Development of teacher leadership: The impact of principal-teacher interactions
- Hong Kong
- 1997.7 onwards
- Similar to other places in Asia, Hong Kong is deeply rooted in a typical hierarchical structure of Chinese society that power distance between the teachers (lower position) and principals (higher position) exists in schools. Practice of teacher leadership seems to be a distant future for beginning teachers. This paper examines the development of beginning teacher leadership through teacher-principal interactions. What effects of the interactions have on beginning teachers’ leadership development? How do principals’ leadership practices infuse beginning teacher leadership in the interactions? The findings are derived from interviews and collected documentary evidence of twelve beginning teachers teaching in primary, secondary and special schools. The teachers provided detailed accounts of their interactions with school principals over the past two years through which the teachers’ leadership development was directed and situated in specific school cultures. Results unveil that different school cultures could affect the teachers’ aspiration for and development of leadership in curriculum and instruction. Influences of principal-teacher interactions on development of teacher leadership are identified in four types of school cultures. The effects of the influences are then contextualized as “higher-power distance”, “policy-driven”, “hierarchical” and “individualistic”. Implications for development of teacher leadership are discussed.
- Paper presented at The British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society Conference 2014 (BELMAS 2014): Educational policy and practice: Can leaders shape the landscape?, Ettington Chase Conference Centre, Ettington, UK.
最近的會議論文Effects of experience on pre-service kindergarten teachers' attitudes toward the implementation of inclusive education in the Hong Kong vocational education context
會議論文Understanding gifted students’ self-assessment of career adaptability in Hong Kong: A Rasch analysis of the psychometric properties of CAAS-SF
會議論文Helping teachers to teach with corpora: The Corpus-Aided Platform for Language Teachers (CAP)
會議論文Problematising the Global North/South binaries: A critical review of the sociological literature of education of ethnic minority students in Hong Kong
會議論文The efficacy of educational apps for teaching in the humanities: Adopting the PICRAT model
會議論文Creating a MOOC to assist Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) undergraduates with the learning of spoken Cantonese: Challenges and solutions
會議論文Western and Asian constructs of multicultural education: The role of caring in addressing Hong Kong’s classroom diversity