ERIC Number: ED569159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
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Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities: Teachers in Connection. Practitioner Inquiry Series
Raider-Roth, Miriam B.
Teachers College Press
In this book, Raider-Roth offers an innovative approach to teacher professional development that builds on the intellectual strength and practical wisdom of practitioners. Focusing on nurturing relationships between and among participants, facilitators, subject matter, texts, and the school environment, this book helps educators create a repertoire of teaching approaches founded on sustained, deep, democratic, local, and active learning. The author demonstrates that, within the context of trustworthy relationships, teachers can better connect with all that they know about teaching, learning, and their own identities. This, in turn, enables them to act on what they know in the best interest of their students and leads to the kinds of lasting change and commitment that can move the teaching profession beyond training for a particular skill set. Book features include: (1) Examples showing how the work of relational learning communities can improve teachers' practice; (2) A focus on the cultural dimension in professional development for teachers; (3) A view of teaching and learning as deeply relational and transformative; and (4) Strategies to help facilitators and participants create processes to best support a fertile learning environment.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Cultural Influences, Transformative Learning, Educational Environment
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