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Teachers involved in school improvement: Analyzing mediating mechanisms of teachers’ boundary-crossing activities between leadership perception and teacher involvement


Rechsteiner, Beat; Compagnoni, Miriam; Wullschleger, Andrea; Schäfer, Lisa Maria; Rickenbacher, Ariane; Maag Merki, Katharina (2022). Teachers involved in school improvement: Analyzing mediating mechanisms of teachers’ boundary-crossing activities between leadership perception and teacher involvement. Teaching and Teacher Education, 116:103774.

Abstract

Teachers are drivers for change in school improvement. However, not all teachers participate in further developing schools' educational practice. This study aimed to understand conditional factors in teachers' involvement. To this end, we analyzed teachers' leadership perception and boundary-crossing activities aimed at increasing professional capital. Structural equation modeling analyses based on a sample of N = 1232 teachers at N = 59 schools indicated partial mediations of cognitive and social boundary-crossing activities on the relationship between leadership perception and involvement. This study contributes to the literature by illuminating the potential of teachers’ activities to enhance professional capital for school improvement.

Abstract

Teachers are drivers for change in school improvement. However, not all teachers participate in further developing schools' educational practice. This study aimed to understand conditional factors in teachers' involvement. To this end, we analyzed teachers' leadership perception and boundary-crossing activities aimed at increasing professional capital. Structural equation modeling analyses based on a sample of N = 1232 teachers at N = 59 schools indicated partial mediations of cognitive and social boundary-crossing activities on the relationship between leadership perception and involvement. This study contributes to the literature by illuminating the potential of teachers’ activities to enhance professional capital for school improvement.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:Teacher involvement, professional development, school improvement, teacher participation, leadership role, boundary crossing
Language:English
Date:August 2022
Deposited On:14 Dec 2022 12:49
Last Modified:28 May 2024 01:43
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0742-051X
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103774
Project Information:
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant ID175872
  • : Project TitleSchool Improvement Capacity for Academic Learning. Eine mehrebenenanalytische Prozess- und Wirkungsanalyse in Primarschulen in unterschiedlichen kantonalen Governance-Systemen
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)