Search results for: Teacher collaboration
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Teacher Professional Development through Collaborative Action Research: Impact on Foreign English-Language Teaching and Learning
The authors are a group of English-as-a-foreign-language teachers at a secondary school in Argentina. The authors decided in 2011 to investigate their teaching practices through collaborative action research so as to improve their students’ learning opportunities and thus revitalise English-language teaching in their context. This report particularly focuses on the evaluation facets of their collaborative action research project so as to encourage other teachers and teacher-researchers to adopt collaborative action research to improve their own practices.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2013
This article provides a case study of a student teacher (ST) whose beliefs about social constructivist pedagogy were reinforced by the competing views of teaching and mentoring that collided during her student teaching. This student teacher was assigned to work with two veteran CTs in English. The authors highlight the significant impact of the cooperating teacher’s approach to mentoring on a student teacher’s developing practice. The authors argue that this case study highlights the influence of mentoring on STs’ pedagogy.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2013
Reconceiving with Action Research: Working within and across Communities of Practice in a University/Community College Collaborative Venture
This study describes a collaboration between three teacher educators and two adult education staff on a grant-supported project bridging high school dropouts from adult education to employment. The teacher educators’ task of facilitating grant participants’ engagement with action research became confusingly challenging. The consultants engaged in ‘second-order’ action research to frame their process of reflective practice, thus deepening their understanding of the project’s complexity, the marginalization of adult education, and their adult education colleagues’ and other grant participants’ reflective practice. This shift in understanding, powered by their continuing reflective practice, precipitated a transformation of their theoretical framework.
Updated: May. 27, 2013
This case study shows how narratives and activity theory were used to promote reflection within a cultural–historical activity theoretically shaped research project on multi-professional collaborative practice.
Updated: May. 27, 2013
The goal of this action research project was to increase the local educational system’s capacity to teach to greater student diversity across all grades through the use of Photovoice and co-teaching. Faculty and doctoral students from multiple programs in the School of Education, along with field supervisors, student-teachers and cooperating teachers, participated in an action research project to develop innovative strategies for integrating teacher preparation programs. Results indicated that collaboration benefits the student-teachers and the pupils they will teach.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
This article examines the intensification and complexity associated with modern accountability systems in education. The article then focuses on the politics of accountability embedded within efforts of Pennsylvania Department of Education to redesign the accreditation process for teacher education programs in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania case illustrates some of the ways in which proponents of accountability-based reform have framed the issues and used formal authority to move their agenda forward. However, these policy makers disregard a variety of well-known negative consequences faced by Pennsylvania's public schools, as well as the nature of the proposed solutions. This case study points toward the need for greater openness and cooperation in the policy process.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2013
A group of teachers’ meaning-making when they are collaboratively analyzing artifacts from practice in local science classrooms in a school-based professional development (PD) project is examined through repeated interviews and represented as meaning-making maps.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
Exploring the Relationship between Teachers Prominence in Online Collaboration and the Development of Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching
This article seeks to explore and understand the relationship between teachers’ participation in professional development activities and the development of mathematical knowledge for teaching. Results indicate that participation, broadly speaking, was not correlated with teachers’ knowledge development.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
This study aimed to understand how new teachers experienced and perceived mentored induction and understand what aspects facilitated or impeded their learning. The participants were eight new teachers selected from two high-poverty, low performing Pre-K through eighth-grade schools in a metropolitan Midwestern public school system. The results indicate that new teachers found coaching to be a source of support and a resource for learning, and the new teacher were returning the following year and stated that they looked forward to continued work with their coaches. This study highlights that though emotional support and direct advice is appreciated, new teachers valued instructionally oriented, collaborative educative coaching.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013
We're All in this Together: Collaborative Professional Development with Student Teaching Supervisors
The current article describes a collaborative professional development experience with student teaching supervisors. The participants were 98 preservice teachers and 16 early childhood supervisors from early childhood teacher education program at a large, public university in the southeastern United States. The findings reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the project. The findings offered some suggestions to improve the collaborative professional development. The authors conclude with the recommendation that university-based personnel must understand the complexity of school-based supervision and work to find ways to foster more collaborative and supportive relationships with supervisors.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2012