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Lamb, Janeen; Visnovska, Jana – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This paper explores the role of professional learning community and collegial discussion as important supports for developing teacher expertise in the teaching and learning of mathematics in rural and remote regions of Queensland, Australia. The research reported in this paper is from the first year of a longitudinal research and development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Organizational Culture, Collegiality
Poh, Wei Beng; Dindyal, Jaguthsing – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
A history-infused lesson package developed by a team of teachers in a professional learning community was used to teach introductory calculus in a secondary school. First, we report a quasi-experimental design that showed that students in the experimental group performed significantly better than students in the control group. Second, we report on…
Descriptors: Calculus, Introductory Courses, Secondary School Mathematics, Integrated Curriculum
Hurst, Chris; Sparrow, Len – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
The Swan Valley Cluster of schools for the Make It Count project identified the professional learning of teachers and teaching assistants as a key factor in improving numeracy outcomes for urban Indigenous children. Initial training for assistants began in late 2010 and took the form of workshops based on a modified First Steps in Mathematics…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Indigenous Knowledge, Faculty Development, Teacher Workshops
McMaster, Heather; Cavanagh, Michael – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Many primary pre-service teachers (PSTs) who are enthused by tertiary courses that espouse and model a socio-constructivist approach to teaching mathematics, revert to a traditional approach when they encounter mathematics teaching during professional experience. An intervention was designed to translate the initial pedagogical intent of four…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development
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Wang, Ying; Pang, Nicholas Sun-Keung – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
Previous studies on teachers' thinking have usually related to teaching and learning, and concentrated on classroom-level outcomes. In this study, an organizational and administrative perspective was adopted in examining teachers' thinking style. Data collected were from a sample of 268 in-service teachers from 6 primary schools in Beijing, China.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Cognitive Style
Trinidad, Gucci; Patel, Deepa; Shear, Linda; Goh, Peishi; Quek, Yin Kang; Tan, Chen Kee – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
This paper presents case studies of two teachers at Crescent Girl's School (an all-girls high school in Singapore) who implemented strategies learned through a teacher professional development program called 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD). Policymakers often state requirements for teachers to focus on 21st century (21C) competencies without…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Single Sex Schools, Teaching Methods
Ruffner, Karen Blake – Online Submission, 2010
Educational reform is not easy. As school leaders search for a format that leads to improvement on many fronts concurrently, data teams is one such promising practice. The data team design not only involves sensemaking of data as evidence of effective teaching and learning, but also builds a professional learning community, distributes leadership,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change, Principals, Urban Schools
Liebman, Howard; Maldonado, Nancy; Lacey, Candace H.; Thompson, Steve – Online Submission, 2005
This qualitative case study investigated a large, suburban, public middle school focusing on educators' perceptions of leadership within their professional learning community. Participants included the principal, administrative team, and key faculty members. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and were analyzed by hand coding and…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Administration, Principals, Organizational Theories
Hipp, Kristine Kiefer; Huffman, Jane Bumpers – 2003
This presentation addresses three topics: (1) the assessment of professional learning communities in schools; (2) the design and development of professional learning communities in schools; and (3) the effects of professional learning communities in schools. The purpose of this brief document is to share descriptions, processes, and materials…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
Blankenship, Selena S.; Ruona, Wendy E. A. – Online Submission, 2007
Due to the growing interest of school leaders in implementing learning communities as a way to build capacity for and sustain change, a better understanding of how the concepts of professional learning communities (PLCs) and communities of practice (CoPs) are related will aid educators in their quest to implement these concepts. This paper…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Communities of Practice, Comparative Analysis, Models
Mason, Sarah A. – 2003
This paper explores the role of professional learning communities in facilitating effective use of data by school administrators and teachers. The paper draws on three related research studies conducted in the Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin. Grounded in systemic reform theory, the studies had a common goal to build the capacity of school…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Improvement, Information Utilization, Professional Development
Hipp, Kristine Kiefer; Stoll, Louise; Bolam, Ray; Wallace, Mike; McMahon, Agnes; Thomas, Sally; Huffman, Jane Bumpers – 2003
This paper briefly describes two projects--one in the United States, one in England--that studied professional learning communities (PLCs). Part I of the paper describes the two projects. The American project is called the Creating Communities of Continuous Inquiry and Improvement project. The purpose of this study was to document and examine…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation
Canniff, Julie G. – 2003
This study examined the experiences of a cohort of seven beginning high school teachers, all of whom were in their first year of teaching in schools where low performing students were at the greatest risk and where a culture of professional learning communities was rare. Teachers were struggling with what it meant to be a culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), Educational Environment
Koellner-Clark, Karen; Borko, Hilda – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004
The paper examines how community was established in a professional development institute that focused on algebra content knowledge for middle school mathematics teachers. This qualitative study was framed within a situative perspective. We analyzed multiple data sources to identify the ways in which community was established. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Algebra, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Biddle, Julie K. – 2002
The goal of the Accelerated Schools Project (ASP) is to develop schools in which all children achieve at high levels and all members of the school community engage in developing and fulfilling the school's vision. But to fully implement the ASP model, a school must become a learning community that stresses relationships, shared values, and a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Courses, Community Cooperation
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