Definition of “Teacher Professional Partnership”
And how it relates to teacher autonomy more generally
Teacher autonomy arrangements are about putting the professionals in learning (the teachers) in charge. While there is a spectrum of ways to do this, some groups of teachers formalize as teacher professional partnerships (TPPs). This arrangement is dominant in the professional world: doctors, attorneys and architects all work in partnership, or professional practice, organizations.
You can read more about the TPP arrangement in our Inventory of Schools with Teacher Autonomy. EdVisions Cooperative, profiled here in our inventory, provides a good example of a TPP.