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FIS Futures Committee Research Topic: COLLABORATION
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Grattan Institute

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As the economic centre of the world is shifting from West to East, so is the centre of high performance in school education. Four of the world’s five highest-performing systems are Hong Kong, Korea, Shanghai and Singapore, according to OECD’s 2009 PISA assessments of students. In Shanghai, the average 15-year old mathematics student is performing at a level two to three years above his or her counterpart in Australia, the USA and Europe.

In recent years, Australia and many OECD countries have substantially increased education expenditure, often with disappointing results. Grattan Institute’s new report, Catching up: learning from the best school systems in East Asia, shows how studying the strengths of these systems can improve our children’s lives.

Success in these systems is not determined by culture – by Confucianism, rote learning, Tiger Mothers and so on – nor is it always the result of spending more money. Instead, these systems focus on the things that are known to matter in the classroom, including a relentless, practical focus on learning and the creation of a strong culture of teacher education, collaboration, mentoring, feedback and sustained professional development.

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***GROUP B: High School Counseling | High School Guidance Counselor

***GROUP B: High School Counseling | High School Guidance Counselor | FIS Futures: Collaboration | Scoop.it
Click here and learn about the career of a High School Counselor. Find out what high school guidance counseling is doing for today's youth.

 

SUMMARY: http://wiki.fis.edu/groups/futurescommittee/wiki/588b0/attachments/7f647/FIS%20Futures%20Research%20-%20Counselling-Paul.pdf

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Anna's comment, February 21, 2012 1:12 PM
We recommend this one for group reading for the following reasons:
1. We see a need to focus on this type of counseling at the upper levels
2. The article focuses on a unique aspect of collaboration (between the counselor, parents, teachers, students)
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GROUP A: Asia Pacific Education Review

Abstract Research shows teacher collaborative learning
to be a powerful vehicle to mobilise teacher instructional
change and pedagogical practices, and to improve student
achievement. For such undertakings to have positive
impact, understanding the visible features of collaborative
structures may not be sufficient to ensure sustainable
practice.

 

SUMMARY: http://wiki.fis.edu/groups/futurescommittee/wiki/b39b5/attachments/31991/A1Teachercollaborativelearning.pdf

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GROUP C: Learning and Leading - November 2010 - Page 10

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SUMMARY: http://wiki.fis.edu/groups/futurescommittee/wiki/713fe/attachments/c802b/Culture%20of%20Collaboration-Wedin.pdf

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***GROUP A & C: Teacher Collaboration Gives Schools Better Results - Miller-McCune

***GROUP A & C: Teacher Collaboration Gives Schools Better Results - Miller-McCune | FIS Futures: Collaboration | Scoop.it

Studies show that the world’s best school systems depend on teacher collaboration, but the concept has not caught on in the U.S. We found public and charter schools where teamwork is making a difference.

 

SUMMARY: http://wiki.fis.edu/groups/futurescommittee/wiki/b39b5/attachments/c56b6/Teacher%20Collaboration%20Miller%20McCune%20Betz.pdf

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Group C's comment, February 21, 2012 1:31 PM
We selected this article due to the specific recommendations given that will lead to an increase in success in school through collaboration. Group C also had this article!
Group A's comment, February 21, 2012 1:33 PM
Something the faculty is already enthusiastic about and requesting. Need to optimize scheduling so teachers have more opportunities to meet during the school day.
Needs to be more of a priority.
Effective and focused collaborative time.
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***GROUP C: Teacher Collaboration In Secondary Schools (CenterFocus No. 2)

CenterFocus Article:

Introduction. Most of the current major educational reforms call for extensive, meaningful teacher collaboration. Two of the reforms--tech prep and the integration of vocational and academic education--attempt to dissolve the dichotomy between academic study and preparation for work; in these reforms, teacher collaboration is essential: Academic and vocational teachers are expected to work together to alter the curriculum and pedagogy within subjects, make connections between subjects, and explore new relationships between the school and the world of work.

 

SUMMARY: http://wiki.fis.edu/groups/futurescommittee/wiki/713fe/attachments/d77c0/Teacher%20Collaboration%20in%20Secondary%20Schools.pdf

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Group C's comment, February 21, 2012 1:43 PM
It outlines the benefits of teacher collaboration. It gives specific recommendations for implemeting this among teaching staff.
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GROUP C: The Impact of Online Collaborative Learning on Educators and Classroom Practices

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/citizenship/socio-economic/docs/Metiri_Teacher_Collaboration_Research.pdf

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