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ERIC Number: ED401275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 25
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Learning Organizations, Leadership, and Teacher Education: A Self Study of a Self Study in Three Takes.
Snyder, Jon; And Others
This study describes the intellectual evolution resulting from persistent and careful consideration of beliefs and knowledge. Participants were prospective elementary school teachers enrolled in the University of California at Santa Barbara in a fifth-year post baccalaureate program. The study, parts of which began in 1990, sought to reconstruct the methods and procedures courses from separate classes of content specific pedagogy to integrated, integrating, and integrative experiences of teaching and learning within and between traditionally defined disciplines. To help analyze the individual and organizational supports and constraints of the change effort, the group used five disciplines: personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking. The group worked to understand many concepts, including portfolios, pro-active classroom management, how best to teach students not yet proficient in English, and sequenced and threaded integration and theme, while incorporating science and social studies into a teaching repertoire. Participants considered that they had discovered aspects of their work which they otherwise would not have known existed. (MAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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