ERIC Number: ED436576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Matching Actions to Words: Espoused Curriculum Theories.
Kindberg, Candace A.
Research was conducted to acquire an understanding of curriculum theory and practice as viewed in the field and to determine whether espoused theory was truly practiced. A second-year male science teacher and a 19-year veteran female language arts teacher participated in the study. Both taught on the same eighth grade middle school team. Data collection processes included surveys, interviews, observations, and a review of documents. Findings indicate that the science teacher practiced his espoused theory, but the language arts teacher espoused and practiced theories that conflicted. Implications for improving teaching practices through examining theory and practice are discussed. An appendix describes a sample observation and interview. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 17-19, 1999).