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ERIC Number: ED501038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Co-Learning Partnership in Mathematics Lower Secondary Classroom In Pakistan: Theory into Practice
Mohammad, Razia Fakir
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v3 p309-316
My research involves studying mathematics teachers' classroom implementation of their learning from an 8 weeks in-service course at a university in Pakistan. In this paper I discuss my learning, resulting from participation in collaborative work with teachers in my research. I performed two roles: the role of teacher educator supporting teachers' trying out their new aims of teaching in the classroom and also the role of researcher collecting data during the teachers' engagement in their learning. I was also engaged in self-inquiry into my role as a teacher educator through my own reflection on the processes and issues of the teachers' learning as well as my participation in the two roles. The analysis of my participation in our collaborative partnership reveals that although I tried not to dominate, I recognised that my own ethical and theoretical perspectives of being a teacher educator in the Pakistani context made me react in ways that could be regarded as directing the teachers' thinking and behaviour. This became one of the major issues or tensions in my study. I was not aware of this issue until I experienced the reality of these teachers' practices. (Contains 2 endnotes.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500858.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan