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ERIC Number: EJ859557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The Next Generation of Learning Teams
Carroll, Tom
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n2 p8-13 Oct 2009
Cross-generational learning teams that bring together novice teachers with veteran teachers would address problems at both ends of the teacher pipeline--and benefit student learning at the same time. In this cross-generational learning team, each member brings different skills to support a child's learning--some bring deep science content knowledge, others bring real-world community service experiences, and a teacher brings knowledge of how students learn best. Such teams would recognize that quality teaching is not an individual accomplishment and would surround teachers and students with the teamwork that is at the heart of high-performing organizations. The author discusses the relevance of the cross-generational learning teams in designing and developing 21st-century schools that use Baby Boomer's wealth of knowledge and skill to prepare today's youth for college, work, and community affairs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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