Investigating teachers’ instructional leadership in the School Based Teachers Leaders program
Delaware Education Research & Development Center
This study describes the use of social network analysis to evaluate the leadership configuration of mathematics teachers. The goal of this method is to use teacher collaboration data to map and explain the course of leadership and the adequate environment for a mathematics teacher to succeed as an instructional leader. This shift in evaluation model modifies the traditional view from explanations of events based on individual teachers to a view where a more contextual and systemic understanding of events takes place. In this way, the use of social network analysis in evaluation changes the focus from characteristics of individuals to interrelationships of systems’ individuals.
Math , teacher professional development