The Handbook of Leadership and Professional Learning Communities by C. MullenThe Handbook of Leadership and Professional Learning Communities by C. Mullen

The Handbook of Leadership and Professional Learning Communities

byC. Mullen

Hardcover | October 13, 2009

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Contributors offer ideas, applications, and resources for helping leaders and educators tackle the challenges of building successful professional learning communities. This wide-ranging text will prove indispensable for any democratically accountable leader committed to organizational change through communities of practice.
CAROL A. MULLEN is a Professor in and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations at The University of North Carolina in Greensboro, USA.
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Title:The Handbook of Leadership and Professional Learning CommunitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230612385

ISBN - 13:9780230612389

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Table of Contents

Introducing Collaborative Communities With Edge and Vitality; C.A.Mullen PART I: ORGANIZATION AND THE LEARNING COMMUNITY Understanding Schools as Organizations: Implications for Realizing Professional Learning Communities; B.L.Johnson, Jr. Forming School-University Partnerships to Create Professional Learning Communities That Improve Schools; L.R.Goduto , V.Doolittle & D.Leake Developing Professional Learning Communities in a University-Public School Partnership; R.V.Bullough Jr. & S.C.Baugh Professional Development Schools: Learning Communities for Leaders and Teachers as Change Agents; M.Sudeck , V.Doolittle & P.Rattigan Teacher Education is Everybody's Business: Northern Guilford High School, a Professional Development Community; C.Lashley , J.Cooper , J.McCall , J.Yeager & C.Ricci The University Connection: Transformational Learning That Enhances Professional Learning Communities; S.Harris , V.Farrow and H.Lowery-Moore A Vision for Linking Pre-K and Higher Education Through Learning Communities; J.R.Hoyle & T.M.Kutka PART II: DEMOCRACY AND THE LEARNING COMMUNITY Forming Culturally Responsive Learning Communities in Demographically Changing Schools; C.Wilson Cooper , R.Allen & S.C.Bettez Transforming the Space of Schools Into Learning Communities: Teacher Leadership as Pedagogy of Democratic Place; P.M.Jenlink & K.E.Jenlink Catalysts and Barriers: Practitioner Concepts of Professional Learning Communities as Democracies in Action; C.A.Mullen & S.Harris Faculty of Color Constructing Communities at Predominantly White Institutions; D.L.Roseboro & C.P.Gause Support for Women Leaders: The Visible and the Invisible; J.H.Applegate , P.M.Earley & J.Mattuck Tarule PART III: TECHNOLOGY AND THE LEARNING COMMUNITY Professional Learning Communities and the Culture of Digital Technology: A Philosophic Inquiry; G.M.Hudak Virtual Learning Communities: Encountering Digital Culture, Politics, and Capital; R.A.Carter & L.E.Villaverde Graduate Students' and Preservice Teachers' Electronic Communications in a Community of Practice; J.C.Richards , S.V.Bennett & K.G.Thomas PART IV: MENTORING AND THE LEARNING COMMUNITY Leadership in K-12 Learning Communities: Activism and Access Through Inter-Generational Understanding; D.J.Davis , L.Green-Jerry & J.Wells Facilitating Professional Learning Communities Through Mentor Teacher Preparation; S.D.Myers & H.Fives Peer Learning Communities in Action: Coaching to Improve Preservice Teaching; C.R.Pryor  & B.D.O'Donnell Conclusion: Community Change Through Activism: Insights and Lessons; C.A.Mullen

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"Dr. Mullen has put together a book that reminds us of the synergy and possibilities found in collaborations dedicated to shared transformational learning. Leadership preparation centered within considerations of social justice and equity mandates such a book as this one. The collective voices in this volume are a thoughtful addition to the libraries of program developers, school leaders, and those committed to preparing them." - Autumn Tooms, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Kent State University"The Handbook of Leadership and Professional Learning Communities expands current literature about professional learning communities. Rather than perspectives by a single author or small team of authors, this edited collection features writings by both university scholars and instructors and K-12 practitioners. Because the contributors have different foci, the resources cited in the various chapters provide readers with a broad literature base, making the book suitable for use in educator preparation programs and practitioner studies. This edited volume is an important - and unique - contribution to the field." - Tricia Browne-Ferrigno, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Kentucky