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Sun, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Reform efforts and changes in mathematics education have brought on a shift towards a new vision of mathematics teaching in the United States. In light of recent accountability standards, the focus on teacher learning within the context of mathematics professional development is even more pressing. Prior research on teacher learning in the context…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
Ostlund, Gina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study is to identify how PLCs influence the high school English teachers' practice in response to key instructional shifts within teaching standards in the Southwest United States. Legislation from the last two decades puts expectations in place that raise the bar for American students and their teachers…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Change, Academic Standards, Language Arts
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Attard Tonna, Michelle; Bugeja, Gaetano – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper explores the experience of educators who participated in a Train the Trainer programme with the aim of supporting teachers in the implementation of the Learning Outcomes Framework (LOF). Empirical data collected through interviews and narratives from a number of LOF Trainers, are analysed through a grounded theory approach. The insights…
Descriptors: Trainers, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Education Programs, Faculty Development
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Zhang, Jia; Yuan, Rui; Yu, Shulin – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Using qualitative data collected from three high schools in Shanghai, this study explored the barriers to the development of professional learning communities (PLCs) in Chinese schools from the perspectives of school leaders and teachers. Results indicate that the barriers identified by teachers in the development of PLCs include insufficient…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Barriers
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Carpenter, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore educator collaborative inquiry in the shared workspace in professional learning communities (PLCs). Specifically, this investigation was part of an ongoing investigation of well-established PLC collaborative interactions and self-directed learning of educators as part of the shared workspace as a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Improvement
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
McCray, Harold, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teacher turnover is a critical issue for the public education community because it influences student performance, school climate, and employee morale. In a large urban school district in the northeastern United States, the turnover rate has been high; teacher morale is low, and teacher participation in the school community is lacking. The purpose…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes, Influences, Performance Factors
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Carpenter, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore shared workspace and professional learning community (PLC) interactions in schools. The collaborative culture and PLCs were parts of the school culture. The collaborative culture of each school was designed to ensure teachers share intellectual and physical contributions in learning to investigate…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Learning Activities, Communities of Practice, Grounded Theory
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Spillane, James P.; Shirrell, Matthew – Education Next, 2018
In recent years, teacher collaboration has emerged as an important strategy to drive improvement, informed by research showing how on-the-job interactions can boost teacher development and effectiveness. Schools across the United States are adjusting their professional cultures and workplace practices in response, creating formal opportunities for…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role
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Pavlovic Babic, Dragica; Simic, Nataša; Friedman, Eben – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Relying on Bronfenbrenner's ecological model, this paper attempts to identify school-level factors that contribute to effective implementation of inclusive education. We also explored how government policy, with emphasis on individual education plans, school teams, Roma assistants and inter-sectorial committees, is implemented at the school level.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Program Implementation, Educational Policy
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Nomnian, Singhanat; Arphattananon, Thithimadee – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
This study aims to explore school administrators' insights into the key competencies that play an important role in achieving success in English language teaching and learning at government primary schools in Thailand. The study employed semi-structured interviews with six school administrators, including four principals and two head teachers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Qualifications, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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De Neve, Debbie; Devos, Geert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research has shown that adequate support from the school environment is necessary to help beginning teachers in applying differentiated instruction (DI), but how schools can aid in this process remains unclear. This qualitative study explores how professional learning communities (PLCs), an indicator of a supportive school environment, can enhance…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Comparative Analysis, Special Needs Students
Mintz, Chelsey A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this action research study was to examine the effects of implementing an online professional learning community (PLC) designed explicitly for teachers of gifted and talented (GT) English language arts (ELA) courses. The present action research (AR) is a limited mixed design study, including quantitative and qualitative elements, to…
Descriptors: Surveys, Likert Scales, Communities of Practice, Semi Structured Interviews
Murdaugh, Erica Charlanda Russell – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative Action Research Study was to describe eight elementary English Language Arts (ELA) teachers' perceptions of a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The teacher-participants' opinions about the PLC were used to improve the existing PLC to promote a more reflective and collaborative environment where ELA teachers…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Language Arts, Communities of Practice
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
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