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ERIC Number: EJ833258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
When Educators Learn, Students Learn: Eight Principles of Professional Learning
Hirsh, Stephanie; Killion, Joellen
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n7 p464-469 Mar 2009
The authors' experiences with improvement efforts, particularly those which failed to be fully implemented, cause them to wonder if other approaches to improvement will increase their potential for success. They conclude that principles--powerful beliefs that underlie actions--are essential to sustained system and school improvement. Over the years, they have identified principles consistent with the most effective improvement efforts associated with professional learning that increases impact on educators and students. As a result, they offer a set of principles for those who want to improve professional learning and increase its effect on educators and adults. They believe that these eight principles will lead to more effective, principle-driven professional learning focused on shared goals of improved leading, teaching, and student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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