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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24798

Title: Partnerships for Professional Learning: Literacy & Numeracy Initiatives
Authors: Rolheiser, Carol
Marks Krpan, Kathy
Cummins, Jim
Swartz, Larry
Jang, Eunice
Walford, Krista
Brown, Charmain
Stagg Peterson, Shelley
McDougall, Douglas
Broad, Kathy
Strachan, Bev
Chassels, Carrie
Opini, Bathseba
Keywords: literacy
professional learning
professional development
learning cultures
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE)
Abstract: This publication, Partnerships for Professional Learning: Literacy and Numeracy Initiatives, is a special issue in OISE’s professional learning series and features recent collaborative projects. The articles in the issue describe partnerships between OISE faculty and school-based educators who are engaged in literacy and numeracy-focused professional development. As you read about each of the projects,you will see varied purposes for and approaches to teacher learning (e.g., coaching, mentoring, action research, think-alouds, technology tools, demonstration lessons, feedback strategies, lesson study,and launching a journal). The projects reflect the principles and elements of effective professional learning described in the literature. These diverse projects integrate theory and practice, and support collaborative learning among all stakeholders, as the participants engage in inquiry, application,and classroom-based research. Together, university and field educators are enhancing their skills and knowledge and de-privatizing their practice, while also developing shared beliefs and understanding aimed at improving student learning. The authors also reflect on their collaborations to determine the impact of their actions and to ascertain how their work together in communities of practice might guide future action that is focused on literacy and numeracy and other potential areas of instructional and program improvement.
URI: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/UserFiles/File/LNS%20PUBLICATION_FINAL.pdf
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