ERIC Number: ED389584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Heidegger and Hall Duty: Using Vignettes of Teacher's Daily Practice To Triangulate Observational Data.
Walen, Sharon B.; Williams, Steven R.
Little is known about teachers' reflections on current reform efforts in real classrooms (Cuban, 1993). This study describes methodology and data on teachers' efforts to implement a 4-year secondary mathematics reform curriculum at a statewide level. The methodology uses vignettes in an attempt to retain the best part of careful observational case-study techniques while bowing to practical pressures of dealing with hundreds of teachers in as many sites. As such, it allows the authors to triangulate observational data, to affirm working hypotheses based on that data, and to provide teachers with a rich opportunity for reflection on classroom practices. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts; Vignettes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177.