Critical Studies in Teacher Leadership Series
Stewardship as Teacher Leadership
Portraits From the Profession
Published: June 2020
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Published: July 2020
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The term “teacher leadership” is not without its problems, since some interpret it to have both corporate and hierarchical implications. Stewardship as Teacher Leadership: Portraits from the Profession discusses the impact of changing that language to stewardship, a term that is more inclusive, more professional, and more morally-based. At a time when the work of teachers is critiqued and denigrated, the concept of stewardship within the profession better supports the efforts of all teachers, but particularly early career teachers. Stewards have the best interests of the profession at the forefront of their actions.

Through the “portraits” of a variety of teachers, readers of Stewardship as Teacher Leadership will engage with and recognize how teachers are stewards as they make intentional and deliberate choices in their daily work that have lasting impacts on their relationships with colleagues, their school programs, and the profession in a multiplicity of ways that traditional teacher leadership models often miss.

Perfect for courses in:
Foundations of Education | Introduction to Teaching | Student Teaching Seminars | Teacher Leadership | Educational Leadership

Table of Contents:

Mistilina Sato


1.0 Portrait of Owen

1.1 Teaching in the 21st Century
  A Working Profession
  Teaching Knowledge
  Snapshot: Laura
  Philosophies of Knowing
  Teaching as Moral Work

2.0 Leadership and School Culture
  Leadership in Education
  Distributed Leadership
  Gender And Leadership
  School Culture

3.0 Portrait of Carly

3.1 The What and How of Teacher Leadership
  Importance of the Idea of Teacher Leadership
  Origins of Teacher Leadership
  Teacher Leadership and the Professional Status of Teaching
  Snapshot: Katherine
  Teacher Leadership as a Role
  Teacher Leadership as Influence
  Role of Teacher Preparation
  Teacher Leadership and New Teachers
  Critiques of Teacher Leadership

4.0 Portrait of Abigail

4.1 Stewardship in Schooling and Teaching
  Servant, Savior, and Steward
  Limits of Servant and Savior Models
  Stewardship as Teacher Leadership

5.0 Portrait of Ben

5.1 Stewardship in Action
  Professional Conversations
  Stewardship Within the Snapshots and Portraits
  Stewardship Across the Snapshots and Portraits
  Closing & Opening Thoughts About Stewardship

Author Bio


Reviews & Endorsements:

“The global educational landscape is shifting dramatically, and teacher leadership has never been so critical, so essential, so important. In Stewardship as Teacher Leadership, Carrie Rogers makes a compelling, grounded and personal case for teacher agency and teacher leadership. This book breaks new ground—it is a must read for educators everywhere.”

Dr. Alma Harris, Swansea University School of Education

“Carrie Rogers argues that teachers are moral stewards when they do the challenging work of preparing children to become citizens in our democracy. And in order to accomplish such essential work, schools need effective teacher leaders who know how to use power, build relationships and change school culture for the benefit of all of their students and communities. Educators and those who want to support schools as learning organizations need to read this book.”

Marya Levenson, Professor Emerita and Co-Director of the Brandeis Teacher Leadership Program

“Through her argument that teacher leadership is stewardship, Carrie Rogers provides a unique illustration of teaching driven by self-accountability and trust. She broadens our thinking beyond roles and responsibilities toward those core beliefs that motivate teachers to continue their work with and for their students.”

Dr. Jill Bradley-Levine, Department of Educational Studies, Teachers College, Ball State University