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Keywords

Teaching teams;

Abstract

Professional learning communities have started to develop in schools as an approach to look closely at student needs and implement changes in instructional practices. When teachers come together in professional learning communities they are ultimately collaborating. Through collaborative sessions teachers determine strengths and weaknesses of students and then work together to decide instructional strategies that will potentially lead to an increase in student achievement. The focus of this paper is to examine the benefits and barriers of successful teacher collaboration and also suggest an action plan to address barriers of collaboration for a team of 1st grade teachers.

Year of Submission

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

John E. Henning

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Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (29 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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