publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Professional Learning and Collaboration

Greer, Janet Agnes;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2012
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
The American education system must utilize collaboration to meet the challenges and demands our culture poses for schools. Deeply rooted processes and structures favor teaching and learning in isolation and hinder the shift to a more collaborative paradigm. Professional learning communities (PLCs) support continuous teacher learning, improved efficacy, and program implementation. The PLC provides the framework for the development and enhancement of teacher collaboration and teacher collaboration develops and sustains the PLC. The interpersonal factors that influence collaboration make it difficult to implement and preclude the use of any systematic directions to...
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