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ERIC Number: EJ770537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Walking around the Curriculum Tree: An Analysis of a Third/Fourth-Grade Mathematics Lesson
Ross, Vicki
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v35 n5 p567-584 Sep 2003
This study, part of a narrative classroom inquiry into the teaching and learning of mathematics in a Canadian elementary classroom, emerges from the three years I was a participant-observer in Janine O'Neil's 3rd/4th-grade classroom at Bay Street Community School. Drawing on the curriculum commonplaces of teacher, social milieu, subject matter, and learner, I portray the various viewpoints and interests that shape curriculum of a 3rd/4th-grade lesson. In the process of engaging the various perspectives of the curriculum commonplaces, a challenge to formalistic thinking in and about education develops, which has implications in this time of standardization and central government influences on education. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada