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ERIC Number: EJ791478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Redefining Content-Area Literacy Teacher Education: Finding My Voice through Collaboration
Draper, Roni Jo
Harvard Educational Review, v78 n1 p60-83 Spr 2008
In this essay, Roni Jo Draper reflects upon her professional journey as a content-area literacy teacher educator, describing how she first became a literacy teacher educator and how she later came to collaborate with a group of teacher educators who specialize in disciplines such as music, theater, and mathematics. Drawing upon naturalistic data from the group's participatory action research project, she explains how their collaboration shaped her understanding of her own professional role and expanded her definitions of texts, content-area literacy, and literacy itself. Informed by insights she gained through the project, Draper argues that content-area literacy instruction should promote mastery of the intellectual discourse within a particular discipline. She also suggests ways to increase collaboration between literacy and content-area specialists working in the field of teacher education. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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