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Stepanek, Jennifer, Ed. – 2000
This topical series is produced twice yearly and is intended to help keep school and district administrators abreast of critical issues in mathematics and science teaching and learning. Readers will find examples of and suggestions on how to support teachers as they strive to improve classroom practices and encourage student learning. This issue…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Bredeson, Paul V. – 2003
This book helps school administrators redesign the professional development model to better reflect the relevant issues and realities of today's schools. Using the metaphor of architecture, the book outlines innovative ways to create and implement such a transformation and highlights the rationale behind why these changes are so crucial. It also…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
Wald, Penelope J., Ed.; Castleberry, Michael S., Ed. – 2000
This monograph describes a professional development model that supports educators and families in learning and growing together. It offers a theoretical framework and practical guidance for renewing the capacity of schools to produce positive results for all children. It embraces principles of collegiality, inquiry, learning, and community. Part…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Collegiality, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change
Hipp, Kristine A. – 2001
This paper is a case study of a middle school in the Midwest that was involved with a national project over a 3-year period in trying to create a professional learning community. The case study includes background, areas of focused reflection, a school profile, case questions to stimulate dialogue and problem-solving, and author's reflections. The…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Case Studies, Change Agents, Cooperative Learning
Sparks, Dennis – 2002
This book examines how to generate successful professional development programs. There are 14 chapters in five parts. Part 1, "Set the Stage for Powerful Professional Learning," includes: (1) "The Case for Powerful Professional Learning"; (2) "Stretch Goals, Deep Change, and a Compelling Vision"; and (3) "A…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
Shaughnessy, Joan – 1998
This guide answers three basic questions on how to develop a professional community of learners: (1) What type of polices, structures, and procedures will help staff to connect with and learn from one another? (2) What incentives help schools to undertake community-wide learning? and (3) How can schools transform themselves into professional…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Sagor, Richard; Barnett, Bruce G. – 1994
This book offers guidelines for school administrators who want to apply the principles of Total Quality Management to the organizational challenges faced by schools. Based on W. Edwards Deming's nine attributes of successful leadership, the book shows how to make the transformation to instructional leadership based on Total Quality Education…
Descriptors: Action Research, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Decision Making