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ERIC Number: EJ832220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
Teacher Writing for Professional Learning: A Narrative
Aharonian, Nikki
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v7 n3 p115-125 Dec 2008
Nikki Aharonian, an experienced primary school teacher and leader of professional learning in Israel, discovered the powerful influence of writing in learning when she embarked on postgraduate studies. Writing and written conversations were central to her learning experience and teacher-writing in professional learning and identity development became the focus of her study. After reflecting on her experiences and exploring the literature calling for teachers to write in the past two decades, she was eager to introduce teachers in her own professional environment to this non-traditional form of learning. This narrative relates her experiences as she introduced narrative writing and collaborative reflection to a group of Israeli literacy teachers in a professional learning framework. (Contains 3 footnotes and 2 figures.)
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, University of Waikato. PB 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel