ERIC Number: EJ1092606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
The Community of Practice among Mathematics and Mathematics Education Faculty Members at an Urban Minority Serving Institution in the U.S.
Sack, Jacqueline; Quander, Judith; Redl, Timothy; Leveille, Nancy
Innovative Higher Education, v41 n2 p167-182 Apr 2016
Using narrative inquiry as a research method, four mathematics and mathematics education faculty members explored the integration of theoretical perspectives into their personal narratives as they developed a community of practice. Initially their focus was strictly on improving their students' mathematical knowledge. As their community of practice matured, however, their work took on a larger meaning as they contributed to the institution's strategic goal of raising the annual dollar amount of external funding and to the development of their personal and collective identities. This unusual level of inter-departmental collaboration has been recognized by the institution's highest administrators, who have called upon its members to develop new, collaborative partnerships with regional school districts and community colleges.
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Communities of Practice, Personal Narratives, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Urban Schools, Models, Cooperation, Technology Integration, Administrators, Inquiry, Minority Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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