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Talking about teaching in non-crisis situations: learning from a teacher support project.

Jeffers, Gerry (2006) Talking about teaching in non-crisis situations: learning from a teacher support project. Irish Educational Studies, 25 (2). pp. 187-206. ISSN 0332-3315

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Abstract

Facilitating schools to develop more collaborative cultures is seen as one of the major challenges in promoting teachers’ continuing professional development. This paper recounts how a 15 month project designed to promote greater collegial learning and professional development emerged and developed within one school. Evidence is presented that suggests that a model that is voluntary, involves teachers observing each others’ classrooms and sharing insights is both effective and sustainable. Trust, supportive school leadership and external facilitation are also identified as important components in the realisation of this model of teacher development.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Teaching; Non-crisis situation; Teacher Support; Continuing professional development; Teacher collaboration.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Education
Item ID: 1102
Depositing User: Dr. Gerry Jeffers
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2008 15:48
Journal or Publication Title: Irish Educational Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Refereed: Yes
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