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ERIC Number: EJ1112160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Investigating Discourses for Administrators' Learning within Instructional Rounds
Allen, David; Roegman, Rachel; Hatch, Thomas
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v44 n5 p837-852 Sep 2016
Instructional rounds is a professional learning practice for supporting school and district leaders' understanding of the instructional core, the interaction among curricular content, instruction, and student learning, which is a foundation for instructional leadership practices. This article examines instructional rounds visits within a network of school district superintendents in a northeastern state of the USA over five years. It investigates how discussions within visits demonstrate features of discourse that afford opportunities for learning, that is, those that employ specific evidence in interpreting classroom practice. The analysis suggests that such instruction-specific discourse can be initiated by facilitators or participants. However, instruction-specific discourse is relatively rare and easily threatened, thus limiting opportunities for learning. The article offers implications for enhancing opportunities for instruction-specific discourse, thus making instructional rounds more generative of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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