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ERIC Number: EJ1174527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Facilitating Whole-Class Discussions in History: A Framework for Preparing Teacher Candidates
Reisman, Abby; Kavanagh, Sarah Schneider; Monte-Sano, Chauncey; Fogo, Brad; McGrew, Sarah C.; Cipparone, Peter; Simmons, Elizabeth
Journal of Teacher Education, v69 n3 p278-293 May-Jun 2018
Both the Common Core Standards for Literacy and the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards underscore the importance of classroom discussion for the development of high-level literacy and subject-matter knowledge. Yet, discussion remains stubbornly absent in social studies classrooms, which tend toward rote memorization and textbook work. In this article, we discuss our efforts to design practice-based methods instruction that prepares preservice teachers to facilitate text-based, whole-class discussion. We propose a framework for facilitating historical discussions and illustrate it with examples from videos of teacher candidates enacting the practice in K-12 classrooms. The framework assists not only in conceptualizing and naming the discrete components that constitute disciplinary discussion facilitation but also in highlighting where novices appear to struggle. Our analysis has implications for improving teacher education that seeks to prepare novices for ambitious instruction called for by the new literacy and social studies standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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