Thursday, July 12, 2012

Teachers Working with Teachers: The Fragility of School-wide PLCs (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Teachers Working with Teachers: The Fragility of School-wide PLCs (Part 2) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:


Teachers Working with Teachers: The Fragility of School-wide PLCs (Part 2)

Some elementary grade-level teams and secondary academic departments grew into school-based communities —even before the phrase “professional learning communities” was invented. Exemplars come from the alternative schools of the 1970s, the Effective Schools movement in the 1980s, and the Coalition of Essential Schools in the 1990s. For example, Deborah Meier founded Central Park East in New York City’s Harlem in 1974 and subsequent secondary schools, staying until 1995; Ray Anderson became principal of H-B Woodlawn in Arlington (VA) in 1978 and remained until 2004;

Ann Cook and Herb Mack established Urban Academy in 1986 and continue

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