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ERIC Number: EJ780810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
"I Want to Use My Subject Matter to...": The Role of Purpose in One U.S. Secondary History Teacher's Instructional Decision Making
van Hover, Stephanie; Yeager, Elizabeth
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n3 p670-690 2007
In this study, we explore the instructional decision making of Charlotte, a graduate of an intensive social studies teacher education program. Charlotte articulated a sophisticated conception of historical thinking and appeared to possess exemplary pedagogical content knowledge. Her classroom practice did not incorporate the approaches to historical thinking and inquiry that were discussed in her methods course. She possessed a clear view of her purpose of history teaching, which was to impart a particular set of moral values; her practices were consistent with her purpose; and she controlled her class to accomplish that purpose.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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