Professionalism and Community: Perspectives on Reforming Urban Schools

Professionalism and Community: Perspectives on Reforming Urban Schools

by Karen S. (Seashore) Louis, Sharon D. Kruse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803962533

ISBN-13: 9780803962538

Pub. Date: 03/21/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

School-based professional community is a concept that portrays teachers as working together towards a set of shared goals of improved professionalism for themselves and increased learning opportunities for students. Attempts to put this into practice in urban schools in the United States have met with varying degrees of success. Using case studies, the contributors

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Overview

School-based professional community is a concept that portrays teachers as working together towards a set of shared goals of improved professionalism for themselves and increased learning opportunities for students. Attempts to put this into practice in urban schools in the United States have met with varying degrees of success. Using case studies, the contributors to this book examine the reasons for this inconsistency, focusing on the structural, social and human relations conditions of schooling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803962538
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/21/1995
Series:
School Change and Restructuring Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: PROBLEMS AND CONCEPTS
Professionalism and Community - Karen Seashore Louis, Sharon D Kruse and Anthony S Bryk
What Is It and Why Is It Important in Urban Schools?
An Emerging Framework for Analyzing School-Based Professional Community - Sharon D Kruse, Karen Seashore Louis and Anthony S Bryk
PART TWO: CASES FROM URBAN SCHOOLS
Professional Community and Its Yield at Metro Academy - Mary Anne Raywid
Thomas Paine High School - Jean A King and Daniel A Weiss
Professional Community in an Unlikely Setting
Catalyzing Professional Community in a School Reform Left Behind - Sharon Rollow and Anthony S Bryk
Changing the Tire on a Moving Bus - M Peg Lonnquist and Jean A King
Barriers to Professional Community at Whitehead School
Dewey Middle School - Daniel A Weiss, Karen Seashore Louis and Jeremy Hopkins
Getting Past the First Stages of Restructuring
PART THREE: REFLECTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY IN URBAN SCHOOLS
Developing Professional Community in New and Restructuring Urban Schools - Sharon D Kruse and Karen Seashore Louis
Getting There - Karen Seashore Louis and Sharon D Kruse
Promoting Professional Community in Urban Schools

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