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ERIC Number: EJ865302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Curriculum Strategy Framework: Investigating Patterns in Teachers' Use of a Reform-Based Elementary Mathematics Curriculum
Sherin, Miriam Gamoran; Drake, Corey
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v41 n4 p467-500 2009
The goal of this paper is to introduce the curriculum strategy framework as a way to characterize teachers' interactions with curriculum materials. The framework focuses on three key interpretive activities: reading, evaluating, and adapting curriculum materials. Describing an individual teacher's curriculum strategy involves identifying the manner in which a teacher engages with each of these activities before, during, and after instruction. This paper presents the results of a study in which the framework was used to identify patterns in the curriculum strategies of 10 elementary-school teachers who were using a reform-based mathematics curriculum for the first time. It concludes with directions for further research using the curriculum strategy framework, and implications of this work for curriculum designers. (Contains 4 figures, 9 tables and 25 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A