@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1902,
	  title     = {A Retrospective Analysis of a Professional Learning Community: How Teachers- Capacities Shaped It},
	  author    = {S.Pancucci},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of
setting up a learning community within an elementary school in
Ontario, Canada. The description is provided through reflection and
examination of field notes taken during the yearlong training and
implementation process. Specifically the impact of teachers- capacity
on the creation of a learning community was of interest. This paper is
intended to inform and add to the debate around the tensions that
exist in implementing a bottom-up professional development model
like the learning community in a top-down organizational structure.
My reflections of the process illustrate that implementation of the
learning community professional development model may be
difficult and yet transformative in the professional lives of the
teachers, students, and administration involved in the change process.
I conclude by suggesting the need for a new model of professional
development that requires a transformative shift in power dynamics
and a shift in the view of what constitutes effective professional
	    journal   = {International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences},
	  volume    = {2},
	  number    = {4},
	  year      = {2008},
	  pages     = {367 - 374},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1902},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/16},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 16, 2008},