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ERIC Number: EJ759044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Professional Networks and School Improvement
Elmore, Richard
School Administrator, v64 n4 p20-24 Apr 2007
In this article, the author describes his work with a professional network in Connecticut. The Connecticut Superintendents Network is designed to be a community of practice among superintendents who are committed to sustained instructional improvement in their districts. Here, the Harvard University professor applies the medical rounds model to K-12 education to build a community of practice among superintendents committed to sustained instructional improvement. Moreover, the network also operates around a model of professional accountability. Superintendents are accountable to each other for their work--for the quality of their observations, analysis and advice. They are accountable to the discipline of the work and to improving their own practice around the work and superintendents are accountable to each other for the consequences of the work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut