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Burke, Anne; Collier, Diane R. – Teacher Development, 2017
This article shares teachers' conversations within teacher inquiry groups and considers how this reflective approach has potential for transforming teachers' practices. Conversations took place at the early stages of a longer teacher inquiry project and centred on the critical interrogation of social justice-oriented children's literature. These…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Inquiry, Childrens Literature, Teacher Attitudes
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Chen, Peiying; Wang, Ting – Teacher Development, 2015
This article presents findings of a longitudinal case study conducted at a Taiwanese high school from 2006 to 2010. This school participated in the 'High Scope Programme' (HSP), which was sponsored by the Taiwanese National Science Council to promote curricular innovation in science education. Utilising interview data with 11 participating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Longitudinal Studies
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Karagiorgi, Yiasemina – Teacher Development, 2012
This article examines teachers' perceptions of, and experiences with, professional development opportunities involving a school-based project on peer observation of teaching. The study aims to reveal the ways in which seven teachers in one primary school in Cyprus see themselves as agents improving their own and peers' teaching through informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observation, Faculty Development, Peer Evaluation
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Schuck, Sandy; Aubusson, Peter; Kearney, Matthew; Burden, Kevin – Teacher Development, 2013
This paper reports on a study of a community of university educators that investigated the introduction of mobile technologies into their learning and teaching. The study was conducted by a subgroup of that community. Given the ubiquity of mobile devices, members of the community felt they needed to develop expertise in mobile learning so that…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Teacher Educators
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Mundy, Marie-Anne; Howe, Mary E.; Kupczynski, Lori – Teacher Development, 2015
This study examined 299 Louisiana teachers from three school districts regarding their perceptions of the value provided by specific types of professional development (PD) including professional learning communities (PLC), demonstration lessons, and in-service as well as graduate hours in reading/literacy on implementation (frequency of use),…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development, Communities of Practice, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Kooy, Mary – Teacher Development, 2015
This paper reports on a longitudinal study of nine teachers and their principal in a new secondary school that met to select, read, discuss and determine the viability of the text for their growing English classes and the library. This research offered a unique opportunity to examine how practitioners create and develop a social context for…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Principals, Communities of Practice
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Aubusson, Peter; Steele, Frances; Dinham, Steve; Brady, Laurie – Teacher Development, 2007
Professional learning communities among teachers and schools have been envisioned as a mechanism for development, knowledge building and implementation. However the formation of an effective learning community is more complex than giving teachers a project and asking them to share a room. This paper reports a synergistic interaction between a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Community, Learning Strategies
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Lovett, Susan; Cameron, Marie – Teacher Development, 2011
For teachers, the early years in the profession are critical for developing the knowledge and skills of an expert teacher. The "Teachers of Promise" study examines the experiences of 57 registered teachers who began their employment in New Zealand primary and secondary schools in 2003. The purpose of this article is to examine the extent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Vignettes, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Hargreaves, Eleanore; Berry, Rita; Lai, Y. C.; Leung, Pamela; Scott, David; Stobart, Gordon – Teacher Development, 2013
This paper examines teachers' experiences of autonomy as they undertook Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the form of Teacher Learning Communities (TLCs) to develop Assessment for Learning (AfL). Participant teacher interview data were used from two parallel TLC projects, one in Hong Kong and one in London, UK. Autonomy was defined in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Professional Autonomy