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ERIC Number: EJ804046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Preservice Teachers' Professional Development in a Community of Practice Summer Literacy Camp for Children At-Risk: A Sociocultural Perspective
Richards, Janet C.
Qualitative Report, v11 n4 p771-794 Dec 2006
This inquiry applied an innovative sociocultural framework to examine transformations in preservice teachers' professional development as they worked with children at-risk in a summer literacy camp. The camp incorporated a community of practice model in which teams of masters and doctoral students mentored small groups of preservice teachers. The study examined preservice teachers' learning following Rogoff's (1995, 1997) notions of the personal, interpersonal, and community planes of analysis. The research also employed a postmodernist crystallization imagery to capture multiple perspectives on the preservice teachers' growth. The study assigns importance to the contextual dimensions in which learning takes place, and emphasizes that learning is nourished by interactions with others. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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