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ERIC Number: ED453202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 358
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7755-4
Whole-Faculty Study Groups: Creating Student-Based Professional Development. 2nd Edition.
Murphy, Carlene U.; Lick, Dale W.
This book discusses the most current knowledge on whole- faculty study groups (WFSGs). Nine chapters examine: (1) "Introduction" (how WFSGs began and spread); (2) "Enabling Professional Development and Schoolwide Change" (guiding principles and questions); (3) "Key Components: Context, Process, and Content"; (4) "Context: Clarifying Roles, Responsibilities, and School Culture" (contexts in which study groups must function within the schools and key players' roles); (5) "Process: A Guiding Structure That Enables Teachers and Students" (15 study group process guidelines, procedures for creating communication networks and strategies, and 23 study group work time models); (6) "Content" (staff development content; academic knowledge, instructional strategies, instructional skills, management, and belief systems; and the central decision making cycle involving data collection and analysis, student needs, prioritization of needs, organization around student needs, plans of action, implementation, and evaluation); (7) "Maintaining Professional Development and Ongoing Commitment" (the difficult process of institutionalizing the study group process into the school and school system); (8) "Supporting Synergistic Groups and Teams" (how to use the study group process to build effective teams and teamwork in schools); and (9) "Success: Learning From the Experiences of Seven Schools" (results of the WFSG process in a representative sample of schools). (SM)
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-7754-6, $74.95; paperbound: ISBN-0-7619-7755-4, $34.95). Tel: 805-499-9734; Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-499-5323; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A