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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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Strathdee, Robert – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2007
Educational reformers in New Zealand and England have turned their attention towards network creation as a way of facilitating school improvement. The idea is that greater collaboration can drive school improvement through building professional learning communities, spreading best practice, and driving innovation in education. It is based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Innovation, Cooperation