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ERIC Number: ED526904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Facilitating Community: Key Strategies for Building Communities of Practice to Accomplish State Goals. New Eyes: Meeting Challenges through Communities of Practice
Cashman, Joanne; Linehan, Patrice; Rosser, Mariola
Idea Partnership
Communities of Practice offer state agency personnel a promising approach for engaging stakeholder groups in collaboratively solving complex and often persistent problems in special education. Communities of Practice can help state agency personnel drive strategy, solve problems, promote the spread of best practices, develop members' professional skills and help organizations recruit and retain talent. There are a number of key strategies that are fundamental to the Communities of Practice approach. This report discusses how these strategies can assist Communities of Practice leaders and facilitators in building a strong foundation and enhancing stakeholder participation.
Idea Partnership. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), IDEA Partnership; Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)