In a new paper commissioned by the Ford Foundation—Teacher leadership and deeper learning for all students—Barnett Berry makes the case for how a system of teacher leadership and learning can fuel deeper learning for all students.
Here is what the paper tackles:
- examines current reforms’ limitations and notes some promising emergent examples (like Social Justice Humanitas Academy in LAUSD;
- summarizes 30 years of research about how teachers learn and lead (also drawing on stories of thousands of teachers CTQ has worked with since our founding in 1998);
- identifies three promising shifts that could be leveraged to create an effective system of teacher leadership and learning; and
- describes next steps that stakeholders (including federal policymakers, USDOE, state education leaders, superintendents, and others) can take to advance teacher leadership for a more equitable public education system.
A downloadable version of the paper can be accessed at www.teachingquality.org/deeperlearning.