ERIC Number: ED470232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
The School Buddy System: The Practice of Collaboration.
This book explains how to create a collaborative learning environment involving librarians, teachers, administrators, and all team players in K-12 education. Building on existing educational standards, the book features such proven tools as a ready-to-use framework for establishing a collaborative relationship, 40 discussion prompts to help initiate discussion, common characteristics for establishing a collaborative mindset, and quotes from education scholars and practitioners. Nine chapters focus on: (1) "Educator Collaboration Today" (e.g., constructing and creating collaboratively); (2) "Collaboration in Context" (e.g., collaboration studies and leadership in collaborative models); (3) "The Teaching Profession" (the culture of teaching, teacher education, and societal influences on education); (4) "Teaching and Learning" (thinking, social learning, and constructivism); (5) "The Professional Community" (e.g., new scholarship, job-embedded learning, and professional development); (6) "A Collaborative Mind-Set" (e.g., metacognition, critical thinking, and mindfulness); (7) "Educator Collaboration: A Framework and Reflections"; (8) "The School Buddy System"; and (9) "Conversation Prompts." (Contains 215 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Metacognition, Preservice Teacher Education, Scholarship, Social Influences, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching (Occupation), Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.