Teacher Education in Professional Learning Communities

Lessons from the Reciprocal Learning Project

  • Xuefeng Huang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Xuefeng Huang
    Pages 1-29
  3. Xuefeng Huang
    Pages 67-95
  4. Xuefeng Huang
    Pages 97-120
  5. Xuefeng Huang
    Pages 121-140
  6. Xuefeng Huang
    Pages 141-191
  7. Xuefeng Huang
    Pages 193-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-209

About this book


This book explores the unique experiences of a sister school network in Canada and China contextualized through the lens of the Reciprocal Learning Project, which supports the relationship between a school network and teacher education exchange program of two countries. Huang uses theoretical viewpoints from teacher learning and comparative education research to analyse and interpret what has happened in the emerging cross-cultural school network. The book juxtaposes teacher learning and comparative education research from Shanghai and Ontario as teachers in the two places interact and provides detailed descriptions of teacher collaboration to show how these collaborations were initiated, developed, and sustained, as well as the impact brought about from these collaborations. The book offers a unique opportunity to examine how Canadian and Chinese teachers receive and react to opportunities of cross-cultural collaboration and learning.


Reciprocal Learning Project school based professional learning communities cross-system learning topological space professional identity

Authors and affiliations

  • Xuefeng Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91856-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91857-0
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