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ERIC Number: ED412274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Exchanging Gifts: Collaboration and Location.
Goodson, Ivor; Fliesser, Chris
Collaborative exchanges between teachers and educational researchers were studied through a project that focused on the induction of new community college teachers in Ontario (Canada). Each instructor was interviewed and much time was spent collaboratively developing full life history profiles. The focus of this exploration is on the on-site coordinator, who provided an initial teacher orientation week and workshop sessions every 2 weeks. Transcripts show that the teachers spent increasing amounts of time talking about micropolitical strategy and less time talking about classroom performance and the technical skills of teaching. Exploration of the developing views of the coordinator and his own thoughts on the micropolitics of the institution gives a view of the educator/researcher as he responds to the demands of the project. Developing collaboration and a sense of location, exchanging the gifts of information and practice, and sponsoring the "third voice" (a collusion between teller and listener) occupied the coordinator to an increasing degree as the project unfolded. Assuring that the teachers receive the gifts of research requires attention to communication at all times. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada