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Teacher collaboration in elementary schools discussed

Isaac Larison talks about education as part of junior faculty research forum

11/12/02

Isaac Larison, assistant professor of education, is talking about “A Reluctant Convergence: Stories of Mandated Teacher Collaboration,” as part of the junior faculty research forum on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 3:00 p.m. in Logan Hall, Room 100. Larison’s lecture is based on research he did while working as a reading specialist with Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky. This presentation is the first in a series that follows his research on how teachers collaborating may influence curriculum and instruction in an elementary school. Each semester, assistant professors at the University share their work with others through the junior faculty research forum. Once a week for several consecutive weeks, an assistant professor holds a lecture based on the research he or she is doing. The final fall semester lecture is being given by Sarah Melcher, assistant professor of theology. She is talking about reproduction and sexuality in Genesis on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in Logan Hall, Room 100. Discussion and refreshments follow each lecture. There are at least eight lectures being planned for the spring 2003 semester. For more information about the junior faculty research forum, contact Marco Fatuzzo at 514 745-3621.