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Ross-Norris, Vicki – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the essence of professional learning experiences shared by teachers who participated in a professional learning community (PLC) at a New York City high school in the South Bronx. Guided by Hord's PLC characteristics and Bruner's constructivism theories, this phenomenological study addressed the research…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Urban Schools, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
Bradshaw, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The paper explores if systemic implementation of collaborative practices impacts the educational culture of a school. Using the fundamental principles of Professional Learning Communities, the research analyzed what collaborative practices were implemented and if they were successful as cultural change agents. Section one discusses the different…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Public Schools, Program Implementation, School Culture