Learning leadership from teaching: emotional competences

A. Bernal, S. Ibarrola-García

Abstract

During the last two decades, in our societies we have sought quality education. One way to achieve this goal is to promote educational leadership. The field of educational leadership is complex: administrative, instructional, school supervision, teacher supervision. Our focus is on instructional leadership and teacher leadership. There’s an extensive literature on this topic and we have selected recent publications that present a discussion of theoretical and practical implications. Our theoretical study is from an educative perspective. We highlight a theme: the emotional competences of academic leaders and teachers and their influence on effective teaching. Researchers insist that teachers’ emotions cannot be regarded only in their psychological aspects. They show the interconnections between teacher’s beliefs, identity, goals and emotions and teaching. The relevance of this topic drives our research on how it’s introduced in programmes of teacher education. Teacher education should incorporate this vision. In particular, we analyse the most representative and current programmes in Spain. We compare these programmes with the current tendency of teacher education in an international context.

Keywords

Teacher leadership; Instructional leadership; Emotional competences; Teacher emotions; Teacher training; Teacher education

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