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Servage, Laura – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Professional learning communities (PLCs) have been held up as powerful structures for teachers' continuing professional development. In this work, the author has applied transformative learning theory to highlight the psychic risks of collaborative teacher learning, as well as the need for practical efforts to improve student learning--the means…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Critical Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Transformative Learning
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Nicholson, Julie; Capitelli, Sarah; Richert, Anna E.; Bauer, Anne; Bonetti, Sara – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
School reform policies and school administrators are increasingly positioning teacher leaders (TLs) with the responsibility to facilitate professional learning for their colleagues. Although ample evidence exists to suggest the need for facilitators to be highly skilled for teachers' learning to be optimized, there is a dearth of research…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Networks
Jacobs, Jennifer; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
High-quality professional development is defined as having the characteristics of longevity, context specificity, teacher voice, collaboration, and followup. Effective professional development is "grounded in inquiry, reflection, and experimentation that are participant driven." One vehicle for professional development that adheres to the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Chizhik, Estella Williams; Chizhik, Alexander Williams; Close, Catherine; Gallego, Margaret – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
Student-teaching field placements play an important role in preparing teacher candidates, many of whom rate the practice as the most authentic and relevant learning experience associated with their teacher-education programs. As a part of these field experiences, teacher candidates have opportunities to learn instructional and class management…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teacher Supervisors, Supervision, Performance Based Assessment
Pella, Shannon – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2011
The bulk of current research on teacher professional development is focused on teacher learning in the context of teacher professional learning communities (PLCs). In teacher PLCs, groups of teachers meet regularly to increase their own learning and the learning of their students. Teacher PLCs offer a learning model in which, "new ideas and…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Language Arts
Kelchtermans, Geert – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Robert V. Bullough, Jr.'s article demonstrated in an impressive way how autobiographical accounts, as well as single person narratives, are intertwined with much larger issues in society, international politics, and economical interests, as well as consequences for people in general and educators in particular. The way he proves capable of…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Autobiographies, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Research
Silva, Diane Yendol – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2003
The purpose of this study is to explore the use of triad journaling as a collaborative tool for enhancing teaching and learning in a professional development school context. This study employed descriptive case study methodology (Merriam, 1998) in an effort to capture the content, complexity, and interactive nature of the participants' journaling.…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Professional Development, Case Studies, Discourse Communities
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Hudson-Ross, Sally; Graham, Peg – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2000
Highlights the importance of teacher educators co-constructing knowledge with student teachers within reflective environments, examining co-teaching within a social constructivist framework in one teacher education program. The paper examines four primary roles for teacher educators as more experienced colleagues within a learning community:…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education