School leaders must put teacher learning on the priority list

“Policy makers, teacher educators, principals, experienced teachers and—in this system of self-governed schools—parents, and [-p18] community members must put teacher learning on the priority list. We have long known that for children to succeed, they need rich and varied educational opportunities. It is time we remembered that the same is true for teachers.” (pp17-18)

Ref: Marie Cameron, Jennifer Garvey Berger, Susan Lovett, and Robyn Baker (2007) Ako*: Being a teacher, being a learner, being part of a learning profession. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, 9 April 2007
http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/publications/ako-being-teacher-being-learner-being-part-learning-profession

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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