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Collaborative Professionalism

When Teaching Together Means Learning for All

This book lays out the theory & practice of Collaborative Professionalism so that you can apply it benefit your classroom. Includes tenets, case studies, and more.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506328157
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Impact Leadership Series
  • Year: 2018
  • Page Count: 176
  • Publication date: June 01, 2018

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Ensure Conversations About Collaboration Get Results.

Ask any educational professional about collaboration and chances are they’ll tell you it’s one of their core values. But this familiar sentiment doesn’t always translate into meaningful professional experiences that help educators or their students grow.

Addressing this critical gap head-on, this book lays out the theory and practice of Collaborative Professionalism. Through five international case studies, the authors distinguish Collaborative Professionalism from professional collaboration by highlighting intentional collaborative designs and providing concrete examples for how to be more purposeful with collaboration.

Additionally, the book makes Collaborative Professionalism accessible to all educators through clear take-aways including:

  • Ten core tenets, including Collective Efficacy, Collaborative Inquiry, and Collaborating With Students.
  • Graphics indicating how educators can move from mere professional collaboration to the deep and transformative work of Collaborative Professionalism.
  • Analysis of which collaborative practices educators should start doing, keep doing, and stop doing

Collaboration can be one of your most powerful educational tools when used correctly, and turned into action. This book shows you how.



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Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is a research professor at Boston College and a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa. He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Education. He is past president of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, adviser in education to the first minister of Scotland, and former adviser to the premier of Ontario. Andy is cofounder and president of the ARC Education Project: a group of nations committed to humanistic goals in education. Andy’s more than 30 books have attracted 8 Outstanding Writing Awards. He has been honored for services to public education and educational research in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Andy is ranked by Education Week among the top 20 scholars with most influence on U.S. education policy debate. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching With Technology Award. Andy’s most recent book is Leadership From the Middle: The Beating Heart of Educational Transformation.

The Age of Identity is the fifth book that Dennis and Andy have written together.
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Michael T. O'Connor

Michael T. O’Connor is the director of the Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT) program at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. In this role, Michael teaches Master’s level courses, provides supervision and instructional coaching to the program’s teachers, and offers support to the program’s partner Catholic schools in the New England region. A former middle school English Language Arts (ELA) teacher and instructional coach, Michael received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in literacy from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. While working on his doctorate, he worked with Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley on the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) network project, which included supporting the work of the ELA group. His dissertation explored secondary students’ language choices in authentic, community-based writing activities and the ways in which teachers collaborated to support student writing across rural contexts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms



About the Authors

Part I: Developing and Designing Collaborative Professionalism

1. The Case for Collaborative Professionalism

From Professional Collaboration to Collaborative Professionalism

Designing Collaborative Professionalism

The Culture and Context of Collaborative Professionalism

Moving Toward Collaborative Professionalism

Making It Happen

2. Moving Toward Collaborative Professionalism

Developing Collaborative Professionalism

Designing Collaboration

3. Open Class and Lesson Study

Open Class Teaching

Open Class Feedback

Open Class Planning

Lesson Study

The Four Bs of Collaborative Professionalism


4. Collaborative Curriculum Planning Networks

Collaboration in Rural Environments

Job-Alike Collaboration

Focus on Engagement

The ELA Job-Alike Group

Network Design

Network Principles

Network Technology


5. Cooperative Learning and Working

Consistency of Cooperation

Context of Cooperation


6. Collaborative Pedagogical Transformation

Vision of Escuela Nueva

Learning in Escuela Nueva

Teachers in Escuela Nueva




7. Professional Learning Communities

The First Generation

The Second Generation

From Second to Third Generation

The Provincial System

Collaborative Inquiry in Ontario


Part II: Deepening Collaborative Professionalism

8. Ten Tenets of Collaborative Professionalism

Collective Autonomy

Collective Efficacy

Collaborative Inquiry

Collective Responsibility

Collective Initiative

Mutual Dialogue

Joint Work

Common Meaning and Purpose

Collaborating With Students

Big Picture Thinking for All


9. The Four Bs of Collaborative Professionalism






Moving From Professional Collaboration to Collaborative Professionalism

Part III: Doing Collaborative Professionalism

10. Doing Collaborative Professionalism

What Should We Stop Doing?

What Should We Continue Doing?

What Should We Start Doing?

Last Words




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