ERIC Number: EJ739639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
The Problems of Practice: Bricolage as a Metaphor for Teachers' Work and Learning
Scribner, Jay Paredes
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v51 n4 p295-310 Win 2005
In this article the author uses Levi-Strauss' (1966) metaphor of Bricolage to examine how teachers, not policymakers, make sense of their "problems of practice" in three United States high schools. The article also examines how teachers address these problems of practice. It concludes by underscoring the disconnect between teachers' and policymakers' perspectives on the challenges to teacher practice in the US. Finally, implications for practice and research are drawn.
Descriptors: Figurative Language, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Instruction, Problem Solving, Educational Policy, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States