Rebecca Woodland is an associate professor of Educational Leadership & Administration. A former secondary school teacher in Massachusetts and Colorado, she received her BA in political science from UMass-Amherst (1991), her MA in special education from the University of Northern Colorado (1996), and the PhD in educational leadership from Colorado State University (2001). Dr. Woodland has been the principal investigator on a number of large-scale evaluation research projects and was awarded the prestigious Marcia Guttentag award for excellence in evaluation by the American Evaluation Association in 2005. Her scholarship focuses on instructional leadership, school improvement, and organizational collaboration.
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Proposed MA DESE Standards for School Leaders and Alignment and the Research Base for the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (with A. Churchill) (2009)
Communities of practice as an analytical construct: Implications for theory practice (with C. Koliba), International Journal of Public Administration (2009)
The “community of practice” (CoP) has emerged as a potentially powerful unit of analysis linking...