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ERIC Number: EJ940637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Support for Professional Collaboration in Middle School Mathematics: A Complex Web
Slavit, David; Kennedy, Anne; Lean, Zach; Nelson, Tamara Holmlund; Deuel, Angie
Teacher Education Quarterly, v38 n3 p113-131 Sum 2011
How does teacher change get conceptualized, supported, and realized? The authors address this far-reaching question by exploring how teacher collaboration, centered on examining student learning data, can result in changes in instructional perspectives and practices. Their case study consists of a middle school mathematics teacher group working with administrators and professional developers. A grounded theory approach is used to discuss their five-year journey, which includes two years prior to their formal beginning, and the various factors that impacted individual and group teacher change. They specifically address the following research question: What influences the long-term trajectory of a collaborative teacher inquiry team, and what is the nature of the changes that define this trajectory? (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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