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ERIC Number: EJ1180901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
Promoting Teacher Collaboration through Joint Lesson Planning: Challenges and Coping Strategies
Yuan, Rui; Zhang, Jia
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v25 n5-6 p817-826 Dec 2016
This study investigated how a group of English teachers engaged in collaboration through joint lesson planning in a Chinese school. Drawing on data from interviews and field observation, the findings indicate that the establishment of a teacher collaborative culture is a developmental process permeated with various contextual challenges (i.e., a lack of structural conditions, superficial collaboration, and homogeneity of teachers) over time. In face of the challenges, the teachers and school leaders adopted appropriate coping strategies resulting in their collaborative practice and learning. The study concludes with some implications on how to promote teacher collaboration and facilitate teachers' continuing development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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