ERIC Number: EJ1043194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
The Space in Between: A Book Club with Inner-City Girls and Professional Teacher Learning
Kooy, Mary; Colarusso, Dana M.
Professional Development in Education, v40 n5 p838-854 2014
The effects of teacher learning that transitions into pedagogical knowledge and practice remains an under-investigated area in the literature. This longitudinal study extended one teacher's professional learning into her inner-city secondary school, where she created a mother-daughter after-school book club that began when 12 Black girls, joined by three mothers, entered Grade Nine. The longitudinal, four-year study group (2006-2010) was maintained over the course of the girls' secondary schooling. The sustained investigation of the teacher's professional learning and growth developed through the ongoing reflective interactions and dialog with the girls and their mothers that challenged and shaped the teacher's changing pedagogical knowledge.
Descriptors: Females, Urban Areas, Books, Clubs, Secondary School Students, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development, Mothers, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Critical Reading, Group Discussion, Interviews, Student Role, Teacher Role, Mentors, After School Programs, Phenomenology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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