Teacher Leaders as Professional Development Providers: Factors Driving Teacher Learning Opportunities
Michelle L. Rosen

High stakes assessments mandated by 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) have increased the focus on student achievement causing a closer examination of the link between student achievement and teacher quality. Teacher training, through the use of teacher leaders as professional development providers, has been documented to be one of the most important factors in student achievement. This study’s purpose was to examine teacher leaders who receive their own professional development through a University Literacy Center, and what they did as professional development providers in their schools. A case study followed three teacher leaders in an effort to describe factors that influenced the professional development they provided.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v6n2a1