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Description - Communities That Learn, Lead, and Last by Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

Communities That Learn, Lead, and Last offers a fresh and compelling perspective while providing practical guidance for schools and districts on how to develop "professional learning communities" that serve to instill educational ideals, share wisdom, improve practice, and enhance capacity across the system. Comprised of any combination of teachers, school leaders, staff developers, district personnel, and even students, professional learning communities, as described in this book, break new ground and challenge the status quo by focusing on the reconciliation of individual and organizational expertise, vision, and needs through a variety of collaborations, activities and projects ranging from classroom-related work to broader issues of policy, leadership, and organizational improvement. Depending on their needs, maturity, purpose, and membership, professional learning communities can be centered on learning, leading, or lasting. Showing how such communities can become the means for improving teaching and learning, as well as promote and sustain educational innovations, the book maps out the community-building essentials, providing guidance, tools, and carefully crafted rubrics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787985134
ISBN-10: 0787985139
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 185mm x 22mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

Giselle O. Martin-Kniep, Ph.D., is president of Learner-Centered Initiatives, an educational consulting organization focusing on comprehensive school improvement efforts including leadership, curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices. She is also the CEO of Communities for Learning: Leading Lasting Change? (formerly known as the Center for the Study of Expertise in Teaching and Learning (CSETL). Communities for Learning is an organization dedicated to supporting reform from within: promoting change in the service of adult, student and organizational learning; building capacity by uncovering and deepening existing internal expertise; and aligning the passion and expertise of individuals with their organization's vision.

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