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ERIC Number: EJ1054391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
School-Based Communities of Practice as Mechanisms for Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum Implementation
Hodges, Thomas E.; Jong, Cindy
Journal of Education, v194 n2 p25-34 2014
The authors drew upon Remillard and Bryans' categorization of curriculum use in observating two middle-grade teachers' integration of Standards-based curriculum materials produced by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Each teacher participated in a two-year professional development program focused on increasing content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, and fostering the development of communities of practice within each school. Results indicated that the site-based communities of practice afforded one teacher continued opportunities to reflect upon and critique instructional decisions, whereas the lack of a community of practice at another school limited the teacher's integration of the materials into the instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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