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ERIC Number: EJ1060207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-5984
Core Practices and Problems of Practice in Learning to Lead Classroom Discussions
Ghousseini, Hala
Elementary School Journal, v115 n3 p334-357 Mar 2015
Given the current interest in organizing teacher education around core instructional practices that help preservice teachers enact ambitious aspects of teaching like leading classroom discussions, this article investigates an example from the experience of a preservice teacher as she works on orienting students to each other's ideas. Resulting problems of practice are examined, along with the factors that contribute to their emergence in real time. The study also brings attention to the complexity of this work and the ways in which novice teachers' knowledge, development as learners, and available resources in the contexts of their work contribute to how they approach and manage these problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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