ERIC Number: ED389607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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Raising Voices: Using Teaching Cases To Stimulate Teachers' Thinking and Reflection in Mathematics Education.
Davenport, Linda Ruiz; Sassi, Annette
This paper examines the reactions of 10 elementary teachers to a teaching case used as part of a professional development project's curriculum. Their written reactions to both reading the case and participating in a 2-hour discussion of it suggest that cases may stimulate teachers to think about their own understanding of mathematics, the mathematical thinking of children, and their roles as teachers. In addition, patterns in the data suggest that teachers' reactions to cases are strongly colored by their prior experience with case materials, their abilities to articulate the subtleties of reformed mathematics teaching practice, and where they are in their thinking about mathematics education reform. Contains 17 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Reflective Analysis
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.