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ERIC Number: EJ813226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Mutual Support between Learning Community Development and Technology Integration: Impact on School Practices and Student Achievement
Williams, Leslie Ann; Atkinson, Linda Cole; Cate, Jean McGregor; O'Hair, Mary John
Theory Into Practice, v47 n4 p294-302 Oct 2008
Traditional schools are notorious for being isolated, inflexible, and reluctant to change. This lack of professional dialogue among educators remains a significant barrier to successful school improvement, resulting in teachers' practices becoming stagnant and student achievement suffering. The K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal at the University of Oklahoma addresses this barrier through research and professional development focused on teaching and learning innovations. Knowledge gained from these research activities is transferred to network schools through professional development for K-12 teachers, principals, superintendents, and other key stakeholders. This article describes the K20 Center's research-based systemic change model, which moves beyond a conceptual framework to actually improving teacher quality and student success. (Contains 1 note and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma