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ERIC Number: EJ926847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Exploring the Relationship between Special Education Teachers and Professional Learning Communities: Implications of Research for Administrators
Blanton, Linda P.; Perez, Yvette
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v24 n1 p6-16 Mar 2011
School accountability reports reveal that wide achievement gaps exist among different subgroups of students in PK-12 schools. Research findings reveal that general and special education teachers improve their classroom practices when working in professional learning communities (PLCs). In addition, research shows that special education teachers may play key roles in PLCs. Research has demonstrated that outcomes for students improve when their teachers are part of PLCs, including those students who struggle most in classrooms. Administrators play a key role in supporting and sustaining PLCs and in serving as protectors of a school's shared vision and values that anchor PLC work. (Contains 1 figure.)
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A