Teacher Leaders: Self Perceptions and Training Needs. Terry Dozier, Director Rhonda “Nikki” Barnes, NBCT-in-Residence Center for Teacher Leadership Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education. Survey. The survey sought to discover recognized teachers’ Self perceptions
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Terry Dozier, Director
Rhonda “Nikki” Barnes, NBCT-in-Residence
Center for Teacher Leadership
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Education
The survey sought to discover recognized teachers’
Purposeful sample of recognized teachers
Teacher listservs and networks
Recognized Teachers are Confident About Themselves as Teacher Leaders
I have the knowledge and skills to. . .
I am knowledgeable about. . .
I am knowledgeable of the needs of educational policymakersand skilled at discussing educational policy with them. (N= 177)
Of the 20 teachers who indicated they strongly agree
I have knowledge of and am skilled at discussing policy.
The best combination appears to be TOYs who are also NBCTs
Disconnect Between the Perceived Role of Teacher Leaders and the Skills Needed
Have you received training for ALL of the leadership roles you have played? (N=177)
Please select the TOP THREE areas in which you have NOT served as a teacher leader but would like to serve as one. (N = 179)
TOP THREE ARE…
95%of the respondents chose one of these three areas.
Recognized Teachers Want Training to Help Them Become Effective in the Policy Arena
Top 3 Aspects of Teacher Leadership in Which Additional Training is Needed
Please select the TOP THREE aspects of teacher leadership for which you feel you need additional training (N=179)
Every respondent choseUnderstanding Educational Policy and IssuesorWorking CollaborativelyWith Educational Policy Makersas one area in which they needed training.