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Santau, Alexandra O.; Ritter, Jason K. – New Educator, 2013
Inquiry-based and interdisciplinary teaching practices exemplify constructivist approaches to education capable of facilitating authentic student learning; however, their implementation has proven particularly challenging within certain contexts in the United States. This qualitative study considers one such context via an investigation of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Mawhinney, Lynnette; Rinke, Carol R.; Park, Gloria – New Educator, 2012
This article captures the life histories and professional futures of preservice teachers at three institutions of higher education. In this article, we focus on the experiences and expectations of 4 preservice teachers. We find that, although African American and White preservice teachers both see themselves as advocates for their students, they…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Preservice Teachers, Role Models, African American Students
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Schultz, Katherine – New Educator, 2011
This article analyzes the work of a long-term network of teachers, the Philadelphia Teachers Learning Cooperative, with a focus on their descriptive practices. Drawing on three years of ethnographic documentation of weekly meetings and a historical archive of meetings over 30 years, I characterize the teachers' knowledge about teaching and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Professional Development, Educational Practices, Meetings