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Accurso, Kathryn – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Many K-12 teachers struggle to meet the needs of diverse learners as school reforms promote new disciplinary literacy requirements. In response, language education scholars have argued that teachers must develop "disciplinary linguistic knowledge" (DLK), or an understanding of language in their content area and an ability to design…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines
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Zinger, Doron; Van Es, Elizabeth A.; Hughes, Brad – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Inquiry science instruction is especially challenging in elementary grades where teachers are constrained by crowded curricula and time. Professional development (PD) may provide an opportunity to support elementary teacher development of inquiry science instruction. The study examines the inquiry practice of two teachers who participated in an…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction
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Murata, Aki; McGee, Anna; Madkins, Tia C.; Fabrega, Judith; Kim, Hee-Jeong; Gillingham, Denny; Shareff, Becca L. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study investigated the learning process of preservice elementary teachers (PSTs) through lesson study in a mathematics teaching methods course. Lesson study meeting data of kindergarten PSTs were analyzed to examine the shifting focus on (1) student collaboration in classroom (vision), (2) teaching practices (making content accessible), and…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers