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ERIC Number: ED468300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 33
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Accelerated Schools as Professional Learning Communities.
Biddle, Julie K.
The goal of the Accelerated Schools Project (ASP) is to develop schools in which all children achieve at high levels and all members of the school community engage in developing and fulfilling the school's vision. But to fully implement the ASP model, a school must become a learning community that stresses relationships, shared values, and a strong culture. This paper examines the point at which the ASP model develops into a learning community. It also discusses factors that enhance or constrain the development of a learning community within the framework of the model. Utilizing the literature on learning communities, a study was conducted at 20 selected schools in the Midwest. Data were gathered from surveys, school documents and records, interviews with stakeholders, and observations at each subject school over a 3-year period. Results imply a connection between implementation of the ASP model and the formation of a learning community. But implementation of the model alone will not create a learning community. Other factors-including time, a school's affinity with the values of the model, and the commitment of the model provider-are necessary for an accelerated school to become a learning community. (Contains 12 references and 2 appendices of survey questions.) (WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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