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ERIC Number: EJ776564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
On Getting Lost, Finding One's Direction, and Teacher Research
Harste, Jerome C.; Leland, Christine
Voices from the Middle, v14 n3 p7-11 Mar 2007
In this article, the authors present reasons why it is easy to get lost when it comes to teaching literacy. Instead of a "best practices" approach in which educators are advised to implement programs because they worked for others, the authors advocate a teacher-researcher paradigm that provides a set of social practices for outgrowing our current knowledge. It is a call for thoughtfulness, for testing the best ideas publicly, and for putting students and the social practices that sustain literacy at the center of curriculum. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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