Improve student outcomes with collective teacher efficacy.
If educators’ realities are filtered through the belief that they can do very little to influence student achievement, then it is likely these beliefs will manifest in their practice. The solution? Collective efficacy (CE)—the belief that, through collective actions, educators can influence student outcomes and increase achievement. Educators with high efficacy show greater effort and persistence, willingness to try new teaching approaches, and attend more closely to struggling students’ needs. This book presents practical strategies and tools for increasing student achievement by sharing:
- Rationale and sources for establishing CE
- Conditions and leadership practices for CE to flourish
- Professional learning structures/protocols
SAGE Publications; October 2016
- ISBN: 9781506356518
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Collective Efficacy
- Author: Jenni Anne Marie Donohoo
In The Press
"Collective efficacy beliefs can be inferred from the conversations we have in schools. If we do not provoke such conversations, question assumptions and consider new possibilities, we remain in a stuck state. Jenni’s work is both timely and important. It interrogates the concept of collective teacher efficacy, providing a clarity and understanding that feeds into a framework that will change those conversations, ensuring school movement and a culture of shared and high expectations."