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ERIC Number: ED457370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 173
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57524-121-8
Collaborative Professional Development for Teachers of Adults. Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series.
Moran, Joseph J.
This book is a step-by-step guide for teachers interested in collaborating with their peers to promote their mutual professional development. The book integrates the principles of self-directed learning, cooperative learning, and critical reflection into a system in which teachers coach one another and collaborate in action research as the primary method to refine the practice of their teaching. Chapter 1 reviews established approaches to professional development and the benefits of collaborative professional development. Chapter 2 details the following steps in outlining a collaborative professional development program: (1) use a teaching portfolio to identify professional development goals; (2) write a learning plan to attain selected goals; (3) establish a collaborative arrangement with a peer; (4) refine the learning plans; (5) consult the administration; (6) implement the learning plans; (7) serve as a coach and/or co-researcher; (8) revise the teaching portfolio to reflect accomplishments; and (9) repeat steps 1-8 as desired. Chapters 3-9 discuss the following topics: (1) identifying professional development goals; (2) establishing a collaborative relationship; (3) planning coaching activities ; (4) using four methods to observe teaching; (5) conducting coaching conferences; (6) conducting action research; and (7) nurturing and closing a collaborative relationship. (Contains 52 references.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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