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ERIC Number: EJ837804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Developing a Professional Learning Community among Urban School Principals
Hipp, Kristine Keifer; Weber, Paul
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v4 p46-56 2008
This article describes how ten exemplary urban school principals worked together under a Wallace Foundation Grant to advance the understanding of urban school leadership. The grant's intent was to contribute to the development of a national model for the assessment of master principals by demonstrating how building-level leadership in urban schools can significantly improve student academic performance. Principals were required to submit portfolios reflecting their contributions. Instead, these principals submitted a co-authored book revealing their study of the nature of "urban" and highlighting their individual case stories. In so doing, a unique professional learning community emerged that spanned across urban schools and school districts.
AERA SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Tel: 323-343-4393; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A