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ERIC Number: EJ825018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Preservice Teachers Experience Middle Grades Curriculum
Kleine, Karynne L. M.; McBryar, Laura Sims
Middle School Journal (J3), v40 n3 p28-36 Jan 2009
Conventional wisdom dictates that learning comes in incremental bits and gradually builds up from the bottom. But conventional wisdom should always be questioned. This article describes what a cohort of 17 preservice middle grades teachers encountered as they learned to "stroke the crawl" in a curriculum class that was to provide an unconventional approach to understanding middle grades curriculum concepts. A conversation between one of the professors and one of the students who experienced the course and wrote this article as their means of making more sense of their differing perspectives on the experience is presented. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A