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ERIC Number: EJ844054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0013-5984
Building a Knowledge Base for Teacher Education: An Experience in K-8 Mathematics Teacher Preparation
Hiebert, James; Morris, Anne K.
Elementary School Journal, v109 n5 p475-490 May 2009
Consistent with the theme of this issue, we describe the details of one continuing effort to build knowledge for teacher education. We argue that building a useful knowledge base requires attention to the processes used to generate, record, and vet knowledge. By using 4 features of knowledge-building systems we identified in the introductory article for this issue--shared goals, tangible products, small tests of small changes, and multiple sources of innovation--we examine the knowledge-building processes for K-8 teacher preparation under way at the University of Delaware. We conclude that the 4 features provide a useful mirror for clarifying the strengths and weaknesses of our local system and, at the same time, reveal a number of institutional obstacles for knowledge building that lie ahead. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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