Beyond PD: teacher professional learning in high-performing systems

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This report analyzes the way four high-performing systems (British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore) provide professional learning to their teachers. While these systems are quite different, the key to all of them is that collaborative professional learning (teachers working with other teachers to improve curriculum, instruction, school climate, etc.) is built into the daily lives of teachers and school leaders. This is reinforced by policies and school organizations that: (1) free up time in the daily lives of teachers for collaborative professional learning;...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Governance; Communities of practice; Teaching and learning; Management; Workforce development

Keywords: Education and training system; Teachers; Professional development; Educational practice; School; Institutional role; Strategic planning; Mentoring

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America; China; Hong Kong (China); Singapore; Asia

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016

Physical description: iii, 57 p.

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Also called: Beyond professional development: teacher professional learning in high-performing systems

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.954

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