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ERIC Number: ED470232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 149
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8389-0839-X
The School Buddy System: The Practice of Collaboration.
Bush, Gail
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A