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ERIC Number: ED540007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5422-6
Deep Knowledge: Learning to Teach Science for Understanding and Equity. Teaching for Social Justice
Larkin, Douglas B.
Teachers College Press
"Deep Knowledge" is a book about how people's ideas change as they learn to teach. Using the experiences of six middle and high school student teachers as they learn to teach science in diverse classrooms, Larkin explores how their work changes the way they think about students, society, schools, and science itself. Through engaging case stories, "Deep Knowledge" challenges some commonly held assumptions about learning to teach and tackles problems inherent in many teacher education programs. Larkin digs deep into the details of teacher learning in a way seldom attempted in books about teacher education. Book Features: (1) Offers a teacher education framework based on teaching for understanding and equity; (2) Features engaging case studies of science teachers that are applicable to all teachers interested in teaching for social justice; (3) Unpacks the problems and challenges teachers face in developing the art and skill of teaching; and (4) Applies insights from conceptual change learning in science to science teacher learning.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A