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ERIC Number: EJ1022192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Learning to Teach Literacy through Collaborative Discussions of Student Work
Hughes, Marie Tejero; Parker-Katz, Michelle; Balasubramanian, Anita
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v19 n5 p543-558 2013
Despite the high numbers of students with disabilities struggling with literacy, few teachers report feeling well prepared to address it. Most students with disabilities encounter challenges in reading and professional development can help teachers learn a range of ways to address those. In this article, we discuss a professional development project in which prospective teachers work collaboratively with practicing teachers throughout their university preparation. The professional development provided builds on the idea of "literacy artifacts", which are samples of students' and teachers' work. Using guided discussions, teachers across the career continuum construct understandings and practices in which they learn how to infuse literacy instruction into all teaching and learning. By conjoining the literacy artifact with instructional resources teachers use, participants make visible the complexity of literacy instruction and how literacy could be embedded in teaching content for students with disabilities especially in general education classrooms.
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Language: English
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