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This paper details how a Learning Circle model provided faculty in a multi-program graduate department of education with a vehicle to reflect on their teaching, research practices, and the structure and design of their graduate programs. Through participation in the Learning Circle, faculty met weekly to discuss a common series of readings which explored contemporary issues of social theory and educational practice. The conversations of the Learning Circle provided the impetus for the department to articulate a "pedagogy of possibility," which informed the development of an overarching conceptual framework to guide its newly revised teacher and counselor education programs. The paper highlights the process of the Learning Circle, provides a list of the readings that gave rise to the discussions, and identifies critical perspectives that advanced-level education programs must address in order to meet the needs of teachers and children in the 21st century. (Author/SM)

Descriptors: College Faculty, Consciousness Raising, Discussion Groups, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Collaboration











Author: Polirstok, Susan; Delisle, Robert; Deveaux, Faith; Gottlieb, Barbara; Qian, Gaoyin; Thompson, Patricia; Zuss, Mark

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4780&id=ED463255







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