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Mullen, Carol A.; Schunk, Dale H. – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
In this discussion of professional learning communities (PLCs) in North American public schools, we examine three theoretical frames--leadership, organization, and culture. Issues related to learning are infused throughout our presentation of the frames. Based on our analysis of the current literature on this topic, PLCs offer a promising tool for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Leadership, Learning Activities, Discourse Communities
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Baker, Beverly Anne – McGill Journal of Education, 2008
In North American university contexts, the language diversity found in English mainstream composition ("L1") classrooms resembles more and more that found in ESL ("L2") writing classrooms. As these two groups become less differentiated, those specifically trained in L2 writing might well wonder whether the needs of the…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Teachers, North Americans, Native Speakers
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Martino, Wayne; Kehler, Michael – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In this paper, we interrogate the call for more male role models within the context of boys' education debates in Australia and North America. We explicate links between failing masculinities and this call for more male teachers, arguing that the debate is driven by a "recuperative masculinity politics" committed to addressing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics, Role Models, Masculinity