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ERIC Number: EJ924131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Discourse Communities: A Framework from Which to Consider Professional Development for Rural Teachers of Science and Mathematics
Tytler, Russell; Symington, David; Darby, Linda; Malcolm, Cliff; Kirkwood, Valda
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n5 p871-879 Jul 2011
This paper explores aspects of professional development for teachers of science and mathematics in schools in rural Australia. The study identified a range of issues including tensions between government, school and individual professional learning priorities and their respective responsibilities; the shaping of professional development by rurality; and issues of generic versus subject-specific professional learning. The paper will focus on the needs of teachers, particularly secondary teachers, for subject-specific professional development and the capacity of different professional development approaches for satisfying these needs. The notion of discourse communities is proposed as a framework for considering this issue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia