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Effects of Training in Collaborative Norms on the Development of Professional Learning Communities

Abstract Abstract   Much has been researched and written concerning the structure, attributes, and benefits of the professional learning community (PLC), yet many have found that this highly collaborative model is difficult to implement. One reason for this was that conflict among team members often limited communication and therefore halted collaboration. In an attempt to overcome conflict, the researcher introduced an intervention to five grade-level teaching teams at a suburban elementary school where staff had been struggling to develop teams into PLCs. The intervention consisted of training participants in the use of collaborative norms, and then tracking the use of these norms during team meetings, as well as gathering the teachers' percep... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Sterr, Ronald Jay (Author) / Buss, Ray R (Advisor) / Zucker, Stanley (Advisor) / Roy, Patricia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Educational Administration / Educational evaluation / Collaboration / Collaborative / Communication / Learning Community / Norms / PLC
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 103 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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