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ERIC Number: EJ887094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Overcoming Obstacles in Using Authentic Instruction: A Comparative Case Study of High School Math & Science Teachers
Dennis, Jennifer; O'Hair, Mary John
American Secondary Education, v38 n2 p4-22 Spr 2010
Research demonstrates that authentic instruction is an effective form of teaching and raising student achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine high school math or science teachers who had a high interest in using authentic instruction in three different school settings--an alternative school, a charter school, and a traditional school. Ultimately, the goal was to see how authentic instruction, if at all, benefited student learning in different environments, if it worked the same in contrasting environments, and how teachers were overcoming obstacles and effectively implementing authentic instruction. Findings indicate that maintaining authentic instruction should include quality teachers, collaboration, and sustained professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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