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ERIC Number: EJ1121531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Strategic Accountability Is Key to Making PLCs Effective
Easton, Lois Brown
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n4 p43-48 Dec 2016-Jan 2017
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are often criticized for failing to focus on real problems of teaching and learning and for failing to deliver improvement. That is where accountability comes into play. Strategic accountability distinguishes PLCs that are effective from those that are not. Everyone knows what accountability is, but the strategy used in creating accountability for PLCs is a highly nuanced approach to professional learning leading to action that makes a difference for student learning. Accountability can be both informal and formal. True accountability means transparency about what is going on in PLCs and involves agreements and understandings between participants about responsibilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A