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Developing an online community of practice: A case study of professional development needs for ESL practitioners working with the Canadian Language Benchmarks 1 edition

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Mila Liliana Glavinic

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Developing an online community of practice: A case study of professional development needs for ESL practitioners working with the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Published 2005 .
Written in English.

About the Book

This case study explored the potential for development of an online community of practice for the Canadian Language Benchmarks. Participants included 10 teachers, 2 teacher administrators, 1 assessor and 1 teacher resource staff from 2 LINC centres and 1 organization offering adult ESL instruction in the Toronto area. Results from a questionnaire, focus group interviews, and semi-structured individual interviews indicated the participants thought that current approaches to professional development would benefit from integrated models and theories of teacher education. Results suggest the need for a professional learning framework for ESL practitioners to further their professional knowledge and skills. Findings also revealed primary barriers to technology-supported professional development in terms of cost, time, users' motivation and attitudes in addition to factors related to format and design standards. A number of recommendations were made for the development of an online community of practice for the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-01, page: 0035.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2005.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
165 leaves.
Number of pages
165

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19214795M
ISBN 10
0494021896

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