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ERIC Number: EJ864585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0305-764X
Learning to Be a Critical Friend: From Professional Indifference through Challenge to Unguarded Conversations
Baskerville, Delia; Goldblatt, Helen
Cambridge Journal of Education, v39 n2 p205-221 Jun 2009
This paper explores the nature of a critical friendship between two education advisers within a nation-wide New Zealand Ministry of Education (MOE, 2006-2008) research and development project. Over 18 months the relationship developed through evolving phases. This paper identifies and discusses the factors, circumstances, conditions and analytical tools that contributed to these changes; reviews appropriate literature; and responds to five questions that develop further understandings and insights into critical friendship. Findings from this government initiative (extracted from field notes, transcribed conversations and interviews) provide evidence to inform a model for the developmental phases of critical friendship that has international application within educational professional development. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand