ERIC Number: EJ776642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Reference Count: 14
"Are We on the Same Book and Page?" The Value of "Shared" Theory and Vision
Wollman, Julie E.
Language Arts, v84 n5 p410-418 May 2007
Looking at literacy teaching across classrooms at the urban Mill City Charter School provides an opportunity to explore the importance of coherence within a school. This work was informed by teachers' voices and classroom observations over several months. Findings suggest that when teachers and school leaders share a common theory and vision for literacy education and work in the context of a professional learning community, teachers' opportunities to act as knowledgeable professionals, and children's opportunities for success and empowerment through literacy may be enhanced.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Charter Schools, Faculty Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Organizational Development, Management by Objectives, Institutional Characteristics, Case Studies, School Culture, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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