ERIC Number: EJ420697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Thinking about Curriculum and Instruction: A Case Study of a Secondary Social Studies Teacher.
Cornett, Jeffrey W.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v28 n3 p248-73 Sum 1990
Using classroom observation and interviews in a naturalistic study, investigates how a secondary social studies teacher's personal practical theories influence curricular and teaching practices. Finds the teacher's practice congruent with her beliefs. States the study increased the teacher's awareness of her own theories. Proposes a curriculum development model incorporating the impact of teacher knowledge. (CH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Research, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Interviews, Naturalistic Observation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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