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ERIC Number: EJ1138810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
How the Economy Influences Pedagogy: The Great Recession's Influence on Elementary Teaching Practices
Sawyer, Amanda G.
Teacher Educators' Journal, v10 p142-165 Spr 2017
From 2007 to 2009, the United States experienced one of the greatest economic declines reported in the previous decades, known as the Great Recession (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). While a great deal of media attention focused on the immediate financial effects of the recession, little discussion was made about the influence of this crisis upon students' lives and education (Isaacs & Healy, 2012). Therefore, I investigated what happened to the education of these students. In this case study, three elementary teachers who taught over 10 years identified how the Great Recession affected their teaching practices. This investigation highlights how economic situations change how teachers address students' emotional, physical, and academic needs and how educators can assist teachers in these changing environments by providing differentiated strategies to reach their evolving student population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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