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Stoll, Louise; McMahon, Agnes; Thomas, Sally – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This article reports key findings from a 2-1/2-year mixed methodological study of professional learning communities, the first of its kind in England. In particular, the concept of effectiveness is explored as it relates to professional learning communities. We describe three ways in which effectiveness can be construed, arguing that any…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification, Faculty Development, Professional Development
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Parr, Graham – English in Australia, 2016
While some international histories of English education are inclined to characterise the 1966 Dartmouth seminar as initiating some kind of revolution, other accounts have positioned it as one important conversation amongst many. Using Raymond Williams' notion of a "long revolution", this short essay characterises Dartmouth as making a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Seminars
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Vescio, Vicki; Ross, Dorene; Adams, Alyson – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
After an overview of the characteristics of professional learning communities (PLCs), this manuscript presents a review of 10 American studies and one English study on the impact of PLCs on teaching practices and student learning. Although, few studies move beyond self-reports of positive impact, a small number of empirical studies explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Bennett, Tom – Education Development Trust, 2015
The researchED movement has generated a new debate about the role of research in schools. Of course there have always been teachers interested in undertaking research and applying the research findings of others. However, involvement in research has tended to be the personal enthusiasm of the individual teacher rather than a coordinated whole…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Educational Research, Case Studies, Vignettes
Dimmock, Clive – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Leadership, Capacity Building and School Improvement" provides a fresh and original perspective on the most important issues confronting today's practitioners and academics in the field of educational leadership. New and exciting concepts are introduced such as the research-engaged school of the future. While its theoretical and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Self Efficacy