The role of collaborative leadership in building professional learning communities: an intern's perspective

Drover, Rodney D. (2004) The role of collaborative leadership in building professional learning communities: an intern's perspective. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This paper posits that a learning organization which creates high academic school performance is created when there is a collaborative approach not only between administration and teachers but, with an interaction between school and community. Dibbon (1999) writes, "in schools characterized as learning organizations the organization's culture is truly collaborative; individuals take responsibility for and contribute to one another's learning as they go about their day-to-day activities" (p. 35). For the purpose of this paper, collaborative leadership will be discussed to encompass the specific variables necessary for school leaders to achieve effective school performance, particularly in student achievement. These will include definitions of school leaders as managers, change agents, culture builders and lead learners. The role of teachers, students, school administrators and the relationship necessary of the school, parents and the community will be discussed. Vanier Elementary provide an excellent example of a professional learning community and will act as an example to a desired process.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 10439
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 54-58.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2004
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Community and school; Educational leadership; Organizational learning.

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