Saturday, July 7, 2012

Teachers Working with Teachers: Reform through Collaboration and Continuity of Leadership (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Teachers Working with Teachers: Reform through Collaboration and Continuity of Leadership (Part 1) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:


Teachers Working with Teachers: Reform through Collaboration and Continuity of Leadership (Part 1)

Want to give a “no excuses” reformer a stroke? Suggest that teachers working together on a daily basis have a better shot at improving teaching and learning than the highly marketed structural changes of standards-based testing and accountability, Common Core standards, more charter schools, and evaluating educator performance through student scores.
Too many reform-driven policymakers high on the rhetoric of these current reforms ignore how much improvement in teaching and learning can occur when  teachers work collectively in their classrooms and schools to improve their content knowledge and teaching skills aimed at common district goals.
For many years, teachers, administrators, researchers, and a sprinkling of policymakers have concentrated on both traditional and innovative professional development and learning communities to build teachers’ capacities in 

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