Thursday, March 29, 2012

Research Points To Teachers As Potential Asset For Positive School Change

Diette Courrege writes at the Education Week (3/29) "Rural Education" blog that a new study published in the Journal of Staff Development indicates that teachers are "an untapped, powerful asset that can spur school-based changes." Courrege writes that researchers "studied a two-year partnership between faculty from a state university and three rural schools. ... The study didn't identify the schools or university involved, but it said the partnership was created to help facilitate professional learning communities in mathematics. Its major finding-teachers are powerful yet overlooked assets-has applicability to all types of schools, and it can be an especially important truth for rural schools facing diminishing resources."

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