ERIC Number: EJ726384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Reference Count: 34
Using Prompted Praxis to Improve Teacher Professional Development in Culturally Diverse Schools
Rodriguez, Alberto J.; Zozakiewicz, Cathy; Yerrick, Randy
School Science & Mathematics, v105 n7 p352 Nov 2005
Recent science and teacher education reports continue to stress the need for radical changes in the way teachers are prepared to teach science to diverse learners. In response, a three-year intervention project was developed to help teachers in culturally diverse schools transform their science teaching practices using learning technologies. Many challenges arose that called for strategies to further manage the progress of the project. This paper describes how one of those strategies, "prompted praxis," was used to manage two of the main challenges encountered, the teachers' following through with their professional development goals and our own sense of urgency to effect change.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Science Instruction, Student Diversity, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Teacher Improvement, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Constructivism (Learning), College School Cooperation, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
School Science & Mathematics Association, The Ohio State University, 238 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1172. Web site: http://www.ssma.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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