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ERIC Number: EJ1071233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
From Idealized to Actualized Instruction: Two Elementary Teachers' Enactment of the ELA Common Core State Standards in Instructional Scripts
Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn
Literacy Research and Instruction, v54 n4 p257-284 2015
Educational policies in the United States often adhere to society's ideal scenario for the perfect college and career ready student, but the realities of and differences in classroom instruction are often not considered. Whether or not policies will effectively improve student performance is unknown until implementation. The Common Core State Standards were designed to create equitable learning opportunities for all students, readying them to enter America's workforce and higher education institutions. This study investigates the first year of implementation of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards and highlights the literacy learning opportunities presented to students in two primary classrooms. The current study pairs a cultural historical activity framework with Gutierrez's script analysis to illustrate how two teachers' instructional scripts altered students' meaning-making opportunities when using the same literacy curriculum standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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