Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships: Action Research as Transformation

Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships: Action Research as Transformation

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ISBN-13: 9781474243575
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Máirín Glenn works as a teaching principal in a primary school in Co. Mayo, Ireland. She also works as a part-time tutor in the area of self-study action research with many of the teacher education programmes in Ireland.

Mary Roche is a lecturer in teacher education having spent many years as a teacher. She is author of Developing Children's Critical Thinking through Picturebooks (Routledge 2015)and has developed literacy support materials for National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (Ireland).

Caitriona McDonagh has spent many years as a primary teacher. She is a supervisor for school placement with the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University and supervises action research projects in Mathematics for postgrad students at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Bernie Sullivan is a former principal of a primary school in Dublin, Ireland. She has worked as a tutor for second-level student teachers on school placement with St. Patrick's College, Thurles, Ireland. She currently supervises action research projects in Mathematics teaching for postgraduate students at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Etienne Wenger-Trayner
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Introduction
1. A Professional Partnership, Máirín Glenn
2. Action Research as the Glue in Professional Learning Partnerships, Máirín Glenn
3. Learning Communities as Sites of Transformation, Bernie Sullivan
4. A Theoretical Explanation of the Practical Significance of Learning Communities, Bernie Sullivan
5. Professional Conversations as Integral to Self-Study Action Research for CPD, Mary Roche
6. Initial Teacher Education and School/College Partnerships: The Potential role of Self-Study Action Research, Mary Roche
7. Tapping into Experiential Knowledge in Whole-School Communities, Caitriona McDonagh
8. What's in This For Me? - From the Perspective of Participating Teachers, Teacher Educators and Leaders, Caitriona McDonagh
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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