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The article discusses a partnership between schools and the arts, with the goal of animating the national curriculum and enriching school life. The study followed two primary school teachers and two artists who planned and produced an inventive children picture book. Findings of the study reveal that the success of the program depends on the focus on the students' learning, the adults' commitment to the work, the different expertise the adults came to share, and the excitement and engagement of the adults which contributed to meaningful language learning opportunities for the children involved.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2008
School improvement, pre-service teacher education and the construction of social networks in New Zealand and England
The article examines the issue of networking and knowledge transfer as ways to facilitate school improvement. The networking idea is based the economic concept of the formation of social relationships between individuals, based on collaboration, spreading best practice, and driving innovation.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2007