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ERIC Number: ED580078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 130
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-3553-5151-4
The Impact of Professional Learning Communities on Student Achievement at an Underperforming School: Teachers' and Administrators' Perceptions
Kincaide-Cunningham, Cora E.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trident University International
This three-article dissertation contains three approaches to the topic of professional learning communities and their impact on student achievement. Article I is a synthesis of the literature related to the purpose of professional learning communities. Implications in educational settings are also presented in this article. The context of the review acknowledges the role of constructivism as the theoretical basis for the participation of teachers in professional learning communities, and highlights the significance of the problem. Article II describes a qualitative case study which explores data collected from teachers (via survey, N = 35) and administrators (via in-person interviews, N = 3) about the implementation and impact of a professional learning community at an underperforming school. Article III provides a training manual that may be utilized to revise and expand a pilot model of professional learning communities in an elementary school. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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