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ERIC Number: EJ819192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Metaphors Frame Classroom Cultures that Can Empower Students
Aspinwall, Leslie
Middle School Journal (J3), v40 n2 p26-32 Nov 2008
The purpose of this article is to probe teacher beliefs about the cultures and curricula of mathematics classroom. By examining the case of a teacher in New York City--his teaching practices and the resulting learning environment fostered there--certain pedagogical and epistemological beliefs can be highlighted. The author first examines some polar beliefs concerning teaching and learning middle school mathematics. The author then explores what she means by the "culture of a classroom" by applying Lakoff and Johnson's (1980) framework for metaphorical reasoning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A