Annotated Bibliography of Resources for Educational Reform, Coherent Teaching Practice, and Improved Student Learning
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LaBonte, K., Lieghty, C., Mills, S. J., & True, M. L. (1995). Whole-faculty study groups: Building the capacity for change through interagency collaboration. Journal of Staff Development, 16 (3), 45-47.
The authors created a step-by-step process to implement a school-wide faculty study group. By developing a process that gave special consideration to the 15 to 20 initiatives that each school is addressing at any given time, the authors were able to devise strategies that allowed for the staff to spend quantities of time in reflective process to promote the development of quality teaching practice. The participants in this group met for 45 minutes to an hour each week, kept logs, and met on a rotating basis with other teams once a month. Based on the data they collected, the authors found that whole-faculty study groups led to more effective teaching practice.
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