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ERIC Number: EJ1136666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Special Treatment or Responsive Instruction? Teaching Teachers in Master's-Level Coursework
Duffield, Stacy; Hodge, Angela
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v3 n2 Article 23 Jul 2009
In 2004, an upper Midwestern school district received a grant to administer content-specific professional development to teachers of American history. A series of nine master's level, degree-eligible courses were developed and administered by the local university's history department. At the conclusion of the grant activities in spring of 2008, the teacher-participants were invited to be interviewed. The purpose of the interviews was to determine teacher motivation for taking the course and each teacher's overall impression of the effectiveness of the professors and course content. Additional data were gathered including demographic data such as years of experience and level of education for each of the history teachers and interviews with the history professors. One unique theme that emerged from the data was the expectation of specialized treatment.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A