Chapter 8: Relationships of Knowledge and Practice: Teacher Learning in Communities

  title={Chapter 8: Relationships of Knowledge and Practice: Teacher Learning in Communities},
  author={Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan L. Lytle},
  journal={Review of Research in Education},
  pages={249 - 305}
Over the last 20 years, teacher learning has become one of the most important concerns of the educational establishment. It has been more or less assumed that teachers who know more teach better. This "simple" idea has governed multiple efforts to improve education in the arenas of policy, research, and practice by focusing on what teachers know or need to know. In this chapter, we do not question this basic idea. Rather, we point out that within various change efforts, there are radically… 

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