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Professionalism and Community
Perspectives on Reforming Urban Schools


March 1995 | 272 pages | Corwin
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.

 
PART ONE: PROBLEMS AND CONCEPTS
Karen Seashore Louis, Sharon D Kruse and Anthony S Bryk
Professionalism and Community
What Is It and Why Is It Important in Urban Schools?

 
Sharon D Kruse, Karen Seashore Louis and Anthony S Bryk
An Emerging Framework for Analyzing School-Based Professional Community
 
PART TWO: CASES FROM URBAN SCHOOLS
Mary Anne Raywid
Professional Community and Its Yield at Metro Academy
Jean A King and Daniel A Weiss
Thomas Paine High School
Professional Community in an Unlikely Setting

 
Sharon Rollow and Anthony S Bryk
Catalyzing Professional Community in a School Reform Left Behind
M Peg Lonnquist and Jean A King
Changing the Tire on a Moving Bus
Barriers to Professional Community at Whitehead School

 
Daniel A Weiss, Karen Seashore Louis and Jeremy Hopkins
Dewey Middle School
Getting Past the First Stages of Restructuring

 
 
PART THREE: REFLECTIONS ON PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY IN URBAN SCHOOLS
Sharon D Kruse and Karen Seashore Louis
Developing Professional Community in New and Restructuring Urban Schools
Karen Seashore Louis and Sharon D Kruse
Getting There
Promoting Professional Community in Urban Schools

 

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