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ERIC Number: EJ898807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Changing Roles and Identities in the Construction of a Community of Mathematical Inquiry
Hunter, Roberta
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v13 n5 p397-409 Oct 2010
In the current shifts in mathematics classrooms, teachers are challenged to use effective pedagogy to develop inquiry communities in which all participants are offered opportunities to engage in the reasoning discourse of proficient mathematical practices. The challenge for teachers is to know how to implement these pedagogical changes. This article outlines how a teacher and researcher worked together in a collaborative partnership using a purposely designed communication and participation framework as a tool to scaffold development of collective reasoning in the inquiry community. The findings illustrate the interconnections between the teacher's beliefs, past experiences, and current, and future expectations for her diverse students. Explanations are provided of how different, often conflicting, voices emerged including one that drew on the teacher's cultural knowledge. This provided many learning opportunities for the researcher as the teacher developed her students' voices in culturally appropriate ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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