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ERIC Number: EJ1227348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Educator-Embedded Professional Learning Model
Courtney, Scott A.
International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, v13 n3 p103-123 2018
The author describes interactions with two middle grades (grades 6-8, student ages 11-14 years) and three secondary school (grades 9-12, student ages 14-18 years) mathematics teachers designed to increase and enhance teachers' content knowledge and transform their classroom instruction by embedding the author (i.e., mathematics teacher educator) into teachers' practices. In addition, the author operationalizes the teacher educator-embedded professional learning model. Embedding a teacher educator into grade K-12 (student ages 5-18 years) teachers' practices, as presented in this study, involves more than simply implementing lessons with teachers. Rather, the mathematics teacher educator navigates iterative instructional cycles alongside the participating teacher, serving as sounding board, interventionist, epistemic student, and colleague. Results of teacher-educator embedding are presented, indicating participating teachers increased their content knowledge, engaged their students in more rigorous mathematics, demonstrated increased self-efficacy and more frequently engaged students in mathematical sense making, reasoning, modelling, generalizing, and communicating.
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Models, Mathematics Teachers, Middle School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Mathematics Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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