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ERIC Number: ED381762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Promoting Lifetime Professional Literacy.
Sanacore, Joseph
Supporting efforts that promote the lifetime habit of reading professional literature should be a priority of administrators and teachers. Initiating teacher-led workshops, encouraging opportunities for collaboration, and providing time for working together are a few positive steps that complement conventional approaches to professional development. Workshop leaders can be especially supportive by helping participants apply a variety of criteria to specific articles from professional journals: readability, treatment, special features, scope, authority, and authenticity. Opportunities to discuss research findings and their application throughout the school year include setting aside time at faculty meetings to discuss professional literature, and involving teachers in the selection of professional materials that they will use. Ways to provide time for reading and collaborating include (1) scheduling teachers who are involved with a new curriculum for the same daily lunch period followed by a common preparation period; (2) organizing 2-hour staff development meetings biweekly, or providing 3 to 5 days each year for meetings; (3) using college interns to cover content area classes while teachers are engaging in collaborative efforts; and (4) using electronic mail to communicate with others, sharing ideas, and seeking help. Principals themselves should be readers of journals, monographs, and books, and should share pertinent findings with the staff. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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