ERIC Number: EJ1026127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
A Shift to Inquiry: The Heart of Effective Teaching and Professional Development for the Twenty-First Century
Bartolini, Vicki; Worth, Karen; Jensen LaConte, Judy E.
New Educator, v10 n1 p53-61 2014
This article explores how an experienced teacher navigates the demands of curriculum to implement her inquiry-centered teaching and learning philosophy, and how administrators along the way supported her during this change. Interviews with this classroom teacher surface suggestions for twenty-first-century professional development and support, including the development of equitable, intellectual, and trusting relationships between teachers and administrators, attitudes of curiosity and availability on the part of administrators, and the use of documentation to provide evidence and visibility of meaningful teaching and learning. This article invites teachers interested in change and administrators committed to supporting competent teachers to consider the strategies proposed.
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Inquiry, Active Learning, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Interviews, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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