School Leadership as an Influence on Teacher Quality

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Abstract

In this chapter, I will suggest that discussions of teacher quality in and beyond initial or pre-service teacher education will always be incomplete without a consideration of the role played by school leaders in influencing, in particular, three key components of teacher quality: (i) professional autonomy; (ii) professional capital; and (iii) teacher commitment, well-being and expertise. Although ensuring that they teach to their best and well is an individual teacher responsibility and, arguably, their moral duty, it is also a government responsibility, in order to enable the development of a just society and economic progress, and an individual school responsibility through the daily presence and actions of principals and other school leaders.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NottinghamNottinghamEngland, UK

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