Building a professional learning community at work
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Building a professional learning community at work a guide to the first year by Parry Graham

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Published by Solution Tree Press in Bloomington, IN .
Written in English


  • Professional learning communities -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementParry Graham, William Ferriter ; foreword by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, and Robert Eaker.
ContributionsFerriter, William.
LC ClassificationsLB1731 .G67 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23614552M
ISBN 109781934009598, 9781935249221
LC Control Number2009027099

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