Teacher leadership: impact of a professional development intervention on the perspectives, beliefs, and challenges of teachers in managerial roles


Teacher leadership plays a crucial role in encouraging active engagement of teachers in guiding and sharing responsibilities, not only enhancing organizational effectiveness but also significantly shaping their professional growth. This paper aims to explore teachers' perception of obstacles, perceived barriers, and beliefs related to teacher leadership, with a specific focus on the change induced by an individual coaching intervention. For this purpose, a questionnaire, adapted from previously validated instruments in the international literature, was administered to a sample of 48 teachers in managerial roles across 12 Sicilian schools. The results suggest the effectiveness of coaching in positively shaping teachers' perspectives and promoting an integrated vision of teacher leadership.