Can Teachers Run Their Own Schools?

October 20, 2010 •

In this case study of Avalon School and several other teacher-led schools in the upper Midwest, Claremont University researcher Charles Kerchner found some interesting things: The schools use resources differently than traditional district schools. The teachers, as managers of the school, have constructed a much different method of teaching. And, they slice up authority and responsibility differently–including assigning a good bit of responsibility for learning to the students, themselves.

For more information about Teacher Professional Partnerships check the TPP tag on this blog, or these resources on Education|Evolving’s website.

Here’s the case study report:

Image: Charles Kerchner