International Journal of Teacher Leadership

Aims & Scope

The International Journal of Teacher Leadership (IJTL) is a forum designed to promote scholarly inquiry that seeks to understand the relationship between the practice and research of teacher leaders in the K-20 context of pedagogical leadership.  The IJTL provides a platform for scholars and practitioners to engage in collaborative discussions, broadly encompassing all who share the goal of improving teaching and learning in a variety of settings.  The IJTL publishes original research. designed to empower teacher leaders, influence schools, and honor teachers as leaders.

The IJTL is truly an international venue that contributes significantly to the understanding and improvement of teacher leadership in diverse global contexts.  The editorial intent is to advance the theoretical and practical understandings of pedagogical leadership in K-20 educational contexts that encompass multidisciplinary, multicultural communities of learning, educational research, and practice.  Preference will be given to manuscripts that merit scholarly recognition and dissemination, that have broad appeal and wide applicability in the K-20 field, and that have value to teacher leaders, administrative leaders, leaders in educator preparation, and other practitioners and researchers in education.

The editors invite original work from a diverse community, including humanities, science, engineering, social sciences, and business to improve and advance teaching, learning, and scholarship in pedagogical leadership.  We welcome empirical and theoretical studies across a wide range of methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods) such as examining:

  • How K-20 teacher leadership influences student learning;
  • Theoretical and practical connections of K-20 teacher leadership in multidisciplinary, diverse, or global contexts;
  • Processes and outcomes of K-20 teacher leadership and professionalism;
  • Implications for teacher education and higher education pedagogy;
  • Expansion of the innovative and creative knowledge of teachers and professors to enable them to lead and serve others.
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