Teachers’ reciprocal learning in transnational professional communities between Ontario and Shanghai secondary schools

The proposed research project investigates two transnational teacher communities between Ontario and Shanghai secondary schools. Teachers’ cross-cultural professional learning is the focus of the study. To understand how, why, and what teachers learn from each other, the project needs to collect data from both countries. While in China, data collection will be completed in two Shanghai sites. The data will include teacher professional development policies, Skype meeting accounts between sister schools, and teacher and principal interviews. Policy documents at both school level and municipal level will be collected. About ten educators, including teachers, principals, and vice principals, will be interviewed in each participating school. Data will be compared to that obtained from Canadian schools.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Michael Connelly


Xuefeng Huang






University of Toronto


Globalink Research Award

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