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ERIC Number: ED498538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7879-8108-2
Into the Classroom: Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Hatch, Thomas
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
Teachers are the "lone rangers" of education. They are sequestered in their classrooms, unable to see what their colleagues are doing. All too often, good teachers have few, if any, opportunities to share their teaching techniques with others in their profession. Based on the development of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, "Into the Classroom" clearly shows the advantages of bringing teaching into the public arena and making it possible for many people to see the nature and quality of the teaching that goes on inside schools. Once teaching is more public unprecedented opportunities for teachers to learn from one another and for others to participate constructively in supporting and improving schools can be created. This book outlines the myriad issues that must be addressed in order for the teaching profession to become a true learning profession. This book contains well-researched recommendations for ways to facilitate communication, collegiality, and information sharing, and includes suggestions for: (1) Documenting and representing what teachers actually do in the classroom; (2) Establishing new forums for the presentation, publication, and review of teachers' work; (3) Creating an audience for teachers' work and building the collective capacity to interpret and assess what goes on in the classroom; (4) Implementing standards that recognize and encourage teachers' professionalism; and (5) Developing new standards that support Federal mandates for improving teaching quality. In addition, the book offers useful case examples of professional development, and describes the policies and practices that help teachers to develop and share their own expertise. Following a foreword, preface: Making Teaching Public, and Overview: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the book contains six chapters: (1) Introduction: Bringing Teaching Out of the Shadows; (2) In the Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities for Learning from Teaching; (3) Beyond the Classroom: How One Teacher's Inquiry Can Influence Her Peers; (4) Beyond the School: How Teachers' Learning Can Advance the Field; (5) Knowledge Out of Practice: Using Technology to Build on Teachers' Expertise; and (6) Conclusion. Also includes references and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A