Annotated Bibliography of Resources for Educational Reform, Coherent Teaching Practice, and Improved Student Learning

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  • Caldwell, S. D. (Ed.). (1997). Professional development in learning-centered schools. Oxford, OH: National Staff Development Council.

This edited book features many of the leading authors in the fields of staff development and instructional reform, and focuses on learning organizations, learning-centered schools, and collaborative development. There are chapters on site-based development, teacher leadership, and the role of the principle and central office administration that describe the shift in roles and responsibilities in learning and school reform. There are chapters that discuss the new models which guide designs for professional learning (e.g., constructivism). The issue of building capacity within the system is also discussed. The view of teacher learning threads through the chapters, with particular emphasis on professional communities and job-embedded learning, as well as characteristics of educational organizations that support teachers and their learning.

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