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ERIC Number: EJ819754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Knowledge Construction in a Teachers' Community of Enquiry: A Possible Road Map
Zellermayer, Michal; Tabak, Edith
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v12 n1 p33-49 Feb 2006
This action research is targeted at academic researchers who facilitate the construction of communities of enquiry in school-university partnerships and are interested in understanding the process of such an enterprise as well as the knowledge constructed within such communities. Our action research study provides a possible road map for such a project, indicating the interrelationships between teachers' changing conceptions of knowledge, their emerging views of collegiality and their transforming sense of identity. It reflects patterns that emerged as we created a "big picture" of the change process in which the relationships among these constructs are dynamic and mutually influential. This study offers implications for studying communities of enquiry as mechanisms for knowledge construction. Most importantly, it requires that researchers construct a relationship of mutuality between the teachers' research and their own action research. Such a relationship will enable them to understand the teachers' difficulties, to design and implement a plan for helping them overcome these difficulties and, finally, to reflect dialectically on that process. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel