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Teacher leaders in teach first: can recent graduates help lead school improvement?

Muijs, R.D., Chapman, C. and Armstrong, P. (2011) Teacher leaders in teach first: can recent graduates help lead school improvement? At International Congress for School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 04 - 07 Jan 2011.

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This study aims to explore the leadership of Teach First teachers in schools during their second year, in terms of both impact on leadership in and outside the classroom. Teach First is an alternative certification program in England based on Teach for America. A mixed methods approach, employing surveys of participants and headteachers, case studies of 16 participating schools and analysis of documentary evidence was used. It was found that Teach First teachers are making a strong contribution to informal leadership in their schools. They are seen as eager to take initiatives and as making a positive contribution to school culture. There are mixed views regarding their contribution to the formal leadership of their schools

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Published date: 4 January 2011
Venue - Dates: International Congress for School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2011-01-04 - 2011-01-07


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PURE UUID: 80f2c535-85b5-4baf-987e-0eea12a304e9
ORCID for R.D. Muijs: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 04 Feb 2011 15:06
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:12

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Author: C. Chapman
Author: P. Armstrong

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