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ERIC Number: EJ835462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Creating Learning Communities in Low-Performing Sites: A Systemic Approach to Alignment
Cowan, D'Ette Fly
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n5 p596-610 Sep 2006
Creating learning communities in low-performing districts and schools is especially daunting in an era of accountability and standards-based assessment. This article describes research that informed application of Southwest Educational Development Laboratory's Working Systemically model for increased student achievement. The article highlights 4 needs of low-performing districts and schools, and it describes actions to address these needs systemically while promoting a culture of collaboration and professional learning. It focuses on a process for alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to state standards across levels of the local system. Finally, it discusses roles and responsibilities of external change agents in helping districts and schools learn to work systemically. (Contains 2 footnotes and 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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