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Supporting New Teacher Development Using Narrative-Based Professional Learning Cover

Becoming a reflective community of practice

This paper explores the collaborative research relationship among a faculty of education, district school board and a teacher's self-regulatory body. Each group possessed different objectives; however, all agreed that reflection, teacher inquiry and standards of practice would unite their research journey.

Casebook Guide for Teacher Education

Casebook Guide for Teacher Education

This pedagogical resource has been developed to support the use of the College casebook, Cases for Teacher Development: Preparing for the Classroom, within teacher education. The 13 cases you will encounter in the casebook can become your curriculum to initiate study and research into the ethical standards and the standards of practice. Our hope is that the cases as curriculum and pedagogical tools will facilitate deeper awareness, understanding and integration of the standards within your daily practice.

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Developing Leaders Using Case Inquiry

In this article the author describes a collaborative project undertaken by two provincial education organizations to foster the leadership formation of school leaders. Leadership development through case inquiry was the focus of this innovative partnership between the Ontario College of Teachers and the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario.

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Dialogic Construction of Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession

Ethical practice resides at the core of the teaching profession in Ontario, Canada, and is based on an agreed-upon set of ethical standards and principles by both the teaching profession and the public. Starratt’s (2004) understanding of ethics as the principles, beliefs, assumptions, and values that characterize a moral life shapes this core.