References, Credits, and Disclaimer


  • Hill, F., Lofton, G., and Chauvin S. (1995). Establishing a Collaborative Climate: Perceptions of a First Year Principal and Faculty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francsicso.
  • Hord, S. (1997). Issues about Change Professional Learning Communities: What are they and why are they Important? Austin, Texas: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.
  • Riedlinger, B. (1998). The Creation and Implementation of a School Site Governance Council: Moving toward Schools and Communities of Inquiry. Unpublished dissertation. University of New Orleans.
  • Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (1998). {How Schools Develop Professional Learning Communities}. Unpublished data.

Credits & Disclaimer

Issues. . . about Change is published twice a year by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. This issue was written by Grace L. Fleming, Program Specialist, with research assistance by Tara Leo, Program Specialist, Strategies for Increasing School Success at SEDL.

This publication is based on work sponsored wholly, or in part, by the Office of Educational Research & Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, under Contract Number RJ9600681. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of OERI, the Department, or any other agency of the U. S. Government.

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Published in Issues ...about Change Volume 7, Number 2, Principals and Teachers: Continuous Learners (1999)