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EJOLTS Initial Submission -A Portrait of Becoming: Transformative Teacher Education through an Offshore Location in the Bahamas

EJOLTS Initial Submission -A Portrait of Becoming: Transformative Teacher Education through an Offshore Location in the Bahamas

by Javier Gonzalez -
Number of replies: 4

Dear Editor Marie Huxtable and reviewers,

We are honored to submit our working paper to EJOLTS entitled, A Portrait of Becoming: Transformative Teacher Education Through an Offshore Location in the Bahamas. Over the years, our collaborative efforts working with faculty and students have been influenced by the scholarship of Living Theory and the impact it imparts on ourselves and others. As such, we feel that our paper may contribute to the evolving work of our own living theories as we strive to answer the question, 'How is my/our professional learning impacted as we collaboratively construct curricular experiences for fellow educators in an international context, which focused on the social, cultural, and historical context of our actions in this professional learning relationship?’ We look forward to the reviewer's feedback in order to strengthen and improve our paper.

Thank you for your consideration of our manuscript. 

Sincerely,
Javier Gonzalez, Jill Farrell, and Stephanie Auguste

In reply to Javier Gonzalez

Re: EJOLTS Initial Submission -A Portrait of Becoming: Transformative Teacher Education through an Offshore Location in the Bahamas

by Bernie Sullivan -

Dear Javier, Jill and Stephanie,

I have read your interesting paper and found the ideas really engaging. The narrative style of the paper made it easy to follow your arguments and trains of thought. The collaborative and collegial framework ensured that this was a story of your shared journey as you lived out your values in your practice. There is ample evidence of how you influenced and supported one another as you embarked on the delivery of ypur revised curriculum.

What seems to be missing from your research account is evidence of your influence on your students. You mention that the focus is on your own and the students' learning but there are no examples of the students' learning. You also talk about a philosophy that 'involved, engaged and valued all participants'. Again, it would be good to see evidence of this. 

In the final discussion, Javier does mention some students whom he has influenced but it would be good to see this throughout the paper. Similarly, Jill talks about learning from the students but again it would be good to see some examples. You mention that the students are part of the CoP so one would expect to hear their voices.

There are a few minor errors in referencing, e.g. Wenger is misspelt on a few occasions and Wenger 2006 is not included in the References. I will attach your paper here and will send the guidelines form tomorrow.

Kind regards,

Bernie Sullivan.

In reply to Bernie Sullivan

Re: EJOLTS Initial Submission -A Portrait of Becoming: Transformative Teacher Education through an Offshore Location in the Bahamas

by Javier Gonzalez -
Greetings Dr. Sullivan,

Thank you so much for your feedback. We will follow up with your recommendations.

Much appreciated,
Javier
In reply to Javier Gonzalez

Re: EJOLTS Initial Submission -A Portrait of Becoming: Transformative Teacher Education through an Offshore Location in the Bahamas

by Marie Huxtable -
Posted on behalf of Abdul


Dear Javier, Jill and Stephanie

Just needs a little more work. Please see my annotated comments attached. Hope they are of help.

Looking forward to seeing the next iteration very soon

Abdul


In reply to Marie Huxtable

Re: EJOLTS Initial Submission -A Portrait of Becoming: Transformative Teacher Education through an Offshore Location in the Bahamas

by Javier Gonzalez -
Dear Dr. Abdul Hameed Panhwar,

Thank you so much for your feedback. We will follow up with your recommendations.
Javier