The Use of Visual Network Scales in Teacher Leader Development
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Changes in the age and experience of the US teacher workforce have heightened the need for teacher leaders. Based on network-enhanced leadership development models advocated in the management sector, we developed an activity using Visual Network Scales as a pedagogical tool and assessed its utility within a teacher leader development program. Discourse analysis indicates teachers can discuss networks at both ends of a visual density scale, with discussions aligned to community-oriented leadership activities rather than personal classroom topics. Network analysis provides evidence for hybrid network structures explaining the diverse, concurrent set of local and regional activities ascribed to teacher leaders.
Teaching and Teacher Education
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