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ERIC Number: EJ1017182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul-8
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Organizing for Professional Learning Communities: Embedding Professional Learning during the School Day
Ferguson, Kristen
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n142 p50-68 Jul 2013
This case study presents the struggles faced by a school administration in implementing a professional learning community (PLC) initiative without additional funds earmarked for implementation. In this case, Emily, the principal of Bayside Public School, creates a Buddy Day system for students that provides teachers with time during the school day to meet for PLCs; however, tensions among the principals, teachers, parents, and union guidelines arise. The teaching notes section explores other readings about professional development, the viewpoints of the various stakeholders in the case, and provincial documents about the implementation of PLCs.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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