ERIC Number: EJ1125167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
"I've Tried and I've Died This Year": First-Year Teachers Reflect on Literacy Reform
Broemmel, Amy D.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A.
New Educator, v13 n1 p41-52 2017
This article describes the challenges associated with outcomes-based education reform as experienced by two novice elementary teachers. Interviews with the teachers provide insights into the tensions between their teaching beliefs and the practices employed in their local contexts. Specifically, pressures to both focus on standardized measures of student achievement and to conform to the social norms of the schools are explored. The authors advocate for the need for situated discussions about these tensions during the first year of teaching and recognition of the complexity of teaching and learning by all stakeholders.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching, Educational Change, Literacy Education, Outcome Based Education, Elementary School Teachers, Interviews, Educational Practices, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Based Assessment, Norms, Compliance (Psychology), Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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