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Whole-Faculty Study Groups
An analysis of the effect of whole-faculty study groups on teachers.
# 51223 | 4,415 words | 27 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on May 23, 2004 in Education (General)

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This paper explores the role of whole-faculty learning or study groups in facilitating improved methods of teaching and learning by school administrators and teachers. It draws upon several related research studies conducted in recent years and looks at how a common goal of the studies was to build the capacity of school staff to improve educational standards and methods effectively for continuous improvement and decision making to ultimately improve student learning. This paper sheds light on whether or not whole-faculty learning groups have a positive impact on school faculties and how these faculties could learn from existing data and contribute to improving the organizational culture and structure necessary to improve the school system. Examples from recent research studies are used to illustrate why whole-faculty learning groups provide an ideal organizational structure to address both the challenges schools face and the needs of teachers as school staffs seek to learn from one another and use shared information effectively to improve student learning.

Statement of the Problem
Literature Review
About WFSGs
How the WFSG Model Works
Success of the WFSG Strategy
How Teachers Use WFSGs
Functions of WFSGs
A Faculty Decision Making Model
Guiding Principles of WFSGs
Purpose of the Study
Research Questions and Hypothesis

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"The need for a rapid, sustainable change is prevalent in our American culture whether it is for weight-loss to plastic surgery. The public school system is not an exception in this trend. Public schools are increasingly interested in change methods that Hord (1997) refers to as the microwave theory for school improvement. Just like it takes time and consistent, steady hard work to achieve comprehensive and sustainable change in weight loss, the same is true for educators as they work to learn new practices to assist students in their achievement. Research shows that professional educators working cooperatively toward better education makes the greatest difference in improving education for all students."

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