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ERIC Number: ED536811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 220
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-7776-9
Understanding Teachers' Experience of Teaching American History: A Study of TAH Grant Participants
Ables, Connie J.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University
The purpose of this study was to follow six middle and high school TAH teachers and study their understanding and manifestations of the aims of the grant. Currently, there are few dissertations about the TAH program and none that address it as a qualitative study. This study focused on the ways that teachers experienced the grant including four local aims (use of primary sources, multiple perspectives, historical thinking and inquiry, and big ideas) that were central to the grant. This ethnographic study looked at the way teachers made meaning of the grant and their interpretations of it including but not limited to their composition of knowledge, creation of interpretation, and instructional concepts. These findings contribute to the meaning teachers make about good U. S. history teaching methods. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States