ERIC Number: ED476100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
What Factors Influence the Formation of Teachers' Professional Communities and Why Should We Care?
Nickerson, Susan D.; Sowder, Judith T.
We describe a large-scale urban school initiative aimed at teachers' professional development with the goal of increasing teachers' mathematics content knowledge and helping them improve their practice. Believing that the formation of professional communities of teachers is crucial in supporting teachers trying to implement changes in their practice, the initiative provided opportunities for the formation of site-based supportive communities. Professional communities developed at some sites and not at others. We describe the factors, institutional and individual, in the formation of teachers' professional communities. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Some print may be too small to photograph well. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (26th, Norwich, England, July 21-26, 2002); see SE 067 806.