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ERIC Number: EJ1193694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Because Life Doesn't Just Happen in a Classroom: Elementary and Middle School Teacher Perspectives on the Benefits of, and Obstacles to, Out-of-School Learning
Clarke-Vivier, Sara; Lee, Jade Caines
Issues in Teacher Education, v27 n3 p55-72 Fall 2018
Holding teachers accountable for student achievement has become a high priority for many education stakeholders (Cochran-Smith, Piazza, & Power, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ginsberg & Kingston, 2014; Good, 2014; Wilson & Youngs, 2005). With new content standards and new statewide assessment systems, however, it can be challenging for in-service teachers to meet the needs of all students within this high-stakes accountability climate without appropriate professional development opportunities (Borko, 2004; Desimone, 2009; Garet, Birman, Porter, Yoon, & Desimone, 2001; Garet et al., 2008; Ingvarson, Meiers, & Beavis, 2005; Marrongelle Sztajn, & Smith, 2013; Penuel, Fishman, Yamaguchi, & Gallagher, 2007; Starkey et al., 2009; Supovitz & Turner, 2000; Yoon, Duncan, Wen-Yu Lee, Scarloss, & Shapley, 2007). Despite the plethora of studies that highlight findings from researcher-developed interventions, in this article, the authors hypothesize that out-of-school learning opportunities, such as academic field trips, can supplement and extend the ways in which teachers enact their content and pedagogical content knowledge, thereby improving student outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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