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ERIC Number: EJ1119768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
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Negotiating Scripts, Humanizing Practice: Remaking Methods Instruction in an Era of Standardization
Crawford-Garrett, Katherine
Action in Teacher Education, v38 n3 p240-258 2016
This article highlights two key problems of practice the author faced as the instructor of an elementary literacy methods class for Teach for America corps members in a large, northeastern city during an era characterized by strict state and district control: the deficit perspectives the corps members held of their students and the lack of autonomy they experienced as educators. The author illustrates how each of these issues can be traced to the institutions that socialized the corps members into the profession and then draws on practitioner inquiry methodology to describe two possible pedagogical responses. The author concludes by discussing the implications of this work with particular attention to (1) how various institutions frame teaching and learning, (2) the role of methods courses in interrupting these frames, and (3) the pedagogical possibilities inherent in doing so for both students and teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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