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ERIC Number: EJ760103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 27
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4308
Analyzing Beliefs and Practices of a Mexican High School Biology Teacher
Verjovsky, Janet; Waldegg, Guillermina
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v42 n4 p465-491 Apr 2005
This article explores the beliefs and practices of a high school biology teacher through three interrelated theoretical frameworks: common knowledge, collaborative learning, and communities of practice. The data were obtained from an in-depth case study of Maria, a biology teacher from a Mexican public high school that was participating in a 4-year international science project using collaborative learning and information and communication technology. Her beliefs and practices were explored by means of questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, and nonparticipant observation of classes. Through the use of the three-component framework, the degrees of coherence between practice and beliefs that guide the teacher's daily behavior became apparent, as well as the difficulties of incorporating innovations due to institutional constraints.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico