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ERIC Number: EJ867547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Looking through the Lens of a Teacher's Life: The Power of Prototypical Stories in Understanding Teachers' Instructional Decisions in Mathematics
Frost, Janet Hart
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n2 p225-233 Feb 2010
The focus of this narrative inquiry was to examine how teachers describe influences on their instructional decisions in mathematics. Using a lens provided by pivotal or prototypical stories teachers told about their past experiences, connections were suggested between these past experiences and their instructional decisions. These connections helped to illustrate how instructional decisions may be shaped by priorities and beliefs established earlier in life, as well as by current contexts. Further research on the use and characteristics of prototypical stories is suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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