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ERIC Number: EJ1040892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Mathematics Teacher Professional Development in and through Internet Use: Reflections on an Ethnographic Study
Patahuddin, Sitti Maesuri
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v25 n4 p503-521 Dec 2013
This paper is a reflection on a model for mathematics teacher professional development with respect to technology. The model was informed by three interrelated concepts: (1) a theory of teacher professional development from analysis of the field, (2) the zone theory of teacher professional learning, and (3) ethnography as a method. The model was applied in a study that focused on the uses of the Internet for primary mathematics teacher professional development, particularly to exploit the potential of the Internet for professional learning and to use it in professional work. This is illustrated through selected critical events over an eight-month ethnographic intervention in a primary mathematics classroom in Australia. Though the model is theoretically grounded, it opens up questions about the power, potential, and challenges as well as its feasibility, with respect to not only the teacher but also the ethnographer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia