School Leadership as an Influence on Teacher Quality

  • Christopher DayEmail author
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In this chapter, I will suggest that discussions of teacher quality in and beyond initial or pre-service teacher education will always be incomplete without a consideration of the role played by school leaders in influencing, in particular, three key components of teacher quality: (i) professional autonomy; (ii) professional capital; and (iii) teacher commitment, well-being and expertise. Although ensuring that they teach to their best and well is an individual teacher responsibility and, arguably, their moral duty, it is also a government responsibility, in order to enable the development of a just society and economic progress, and an individual school responsibility through the daily presence and actions of principals and other school leaders.


Teacher Education Programme Professional Learning School Principal School Leader Successful School 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NottinghamNottinghamEngland, UK

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