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ERIC Number: EJ858287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Changing Practice, Changing Minds, from Arithmetical to Algebraic Thinking: An Application of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM)
Tunks, Jeanne; Weller, Kirk
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v72 n2 p161-183 Nov 2009
This study examines the process of change among grade 4 teachers (students aged 9-10 years) who participated in a yearlong Teacher Quality Grant innovation program. The concerns-based adoption model (CBAM), which informed the design and implementation of the program, was used to examine the process of change. Two questions guided the investigation: (1) How did teachers' concerns about and levels of use of the innovation evolve during the course of the project? (2) What changes in teachers' perceptions and practices arose as a result of the innovation? Results showed that several of the teachers' concerns evolved from self/task toward impact. With continued support, several participants achieved routine levels of use, which they sustained beyond the project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4
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Language: English
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