The school leadership team in a professional learning community

Senior, Keith (2003) The school leadership team in a professional learning community. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This internship report is based on the mode of a professional learning community as proposed by Richard Dufour and Robert Eaker. Specifically, the roles of the principal, teachers, and parents, as outlined by Dufour and Eaker (1998), in such a learning community were compared to those observed at the internship setting. -- A recollection of many of the occurrences that were part of my ten-week experience under the mentorship of the principal and assistant-principal at the internship setting are provided. Included are references to various aspects of transformational leadership and professional learning communities. Specific references are made to various meetings attended, insights into how student discipline was handled, examples of how decision-making was shared, staff professional development, and the communication of information to parents, to mention a few. -- The critical reflections indicate that several characteristics present in the research were also evident at the internship setting. Thus, the provision of an argument exists for stating that the school is in the early stages of becoming a professional learning community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7009
Item ID: 7009
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 44-46.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2003
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Educational leadership

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