Professional Learning Communities and Teachers' Professional Development

  • Ray Bolam

This chapter takes the overall purposes of this collection as its starting point. It addresses the question of how the quality of teaching might be improved by considering selected theoretical and empirical work on effective approaches to the professional development of teachers and on schools as professional learning communities. In so doing, it also considers issues related to the changing nature of the teacher profession and those patterns of school leadership and management that create conditions for effective teaching while balancing internal and external constraints.


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  • Ray Bolam
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesCardiff UniversityUK

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