Ermeling, Bradley A.; Gallimore, Ronald
April 2013
Journal of Staff Development;Apr2013, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p43
The article offers information on the need for schools to adapt learning models to introduce successful programs. It states that activities labeled professional learning communities focuses on accountability and compliance rather than collaborative learning opportunities for teachers. It mentions that whether a school district adopt a compliance-oriented or workshop-inspired approach, learning community time has been only used for studying and improving instruction.


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