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ERIC Number: EJ788379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Combining Teaching Experiments and Professional Learning: Conflicts between Research and Teacher Outcomes
Lamb, Janeen; Cooper, Tom; Warren, Elizabeth
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v19 n3 p73-92 2007
This paper examines the conflict in interest between teaching experiments and professional learning when they are combined in a research project. The study reported in this paper is the fourth year of a five year longitudinal study on the introduction of early algebraic concepts. The ten teacher participants are from five state primary schools in middle class areas in Brisbane, Queensland. The findings from this investigation suggest that potentially many conflicts exist between the interest of a teaching experiment and that of professional learning. Some of these conflicts can be overcome, others can be minimised by restructuring, but some are fundamentally inherent when the methodologies are combined. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 4 footnotes.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA-GPO Box 2747, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia. Web Site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia