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Proponents of current educational reform initiatives emphasize strict accountability, the standardization of curriculum and pedagogy and the use of standardized tests to measure student learning and indicate teacher, administrator and

Proponents of current educational reform initiatives emphasize strict accountability, the standardization of curriculum and pedagogy and the use of standardized tests to measure student learning and indicate teacher, administrator and school performance. As a result, professional learning communities have emerged as a platform for teachers to collaborate with one another in order to improve their teaching practices, increase student achievement and promote continuous school improvement.

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    • 2011
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    • Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2011
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    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-213)
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    • Field of study: Curriculum and instruction (Curriculum studies)

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    by Karen Benson

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