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Mitton-Kükner, Jennifer; Murray Orr, Anne – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
This three-year study focuses on 42 pre-service teachers' perspectives on integrating literacy into their content area teaching. Pre-service teachers described time as an influential factor shaping their teaching practices, and, we found, that perceptions of time influenced pre-service teachers' reported ability and willingness to plan for and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Doerr-Stevens, Candance; Woywod, Christine – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
Contextualized by efforts to support arts integration in one of the largest school districts in the United States, this qualitative study examines the experiences of educators as they participate in various arts-centred forms of professional development. Drawing on the work of, the tenets of arts-centered learning, the authors use Mediated…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Education, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum
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DiGiacomo, Daniela Kruel; Gutiérrez, Kris D. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
Drawing upon four years of research within a social design experiment, we focus on how teacher learning can be supported in designed environments that are organized around robust views of learning, culture, and equity. We illustrate both the possibility and difficulty of helping teachers disrupt the default teaching scripts that privilege…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Educational Environment
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Moses, Lindsey – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2016
This article provides findings about how the construction of literacy practices mediated the positive identity development of first-grade bilinguals in an inquiry-based setting over an academic year. Utilizing a sociocultural approach and a Positive Discourse Analysis lens, the researcher reports findings from an exemplary primary classroom that…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Grade 1, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Sherris, Ari; Burns, M. Susan – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2015
While Ghanaians in urban and rural settings are multilingual, English is the language of Ghanaian newspapers, politicians, the courts, much of television and radio in the metropolitan centres of the country. Indeed, urban Ghanaian adolescents have expanding opportunities to use English, the only official language of Ghana, even when not in school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), African Languages, Multilingualism
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Horn, Ilana Seidel; Campbell, Sara Sunshine – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2015
A common critique of teacher education centres on the gap between coursework and schools, with ample evidence that novice teachers seldom bring ambitious forms of instruction into classroom placements. We describe a 6-year design experiment conducted in a university teacher education program secondary mathematics methods course focused squarely on…
Descriptors: Criticism, Novices, Secondary School Teachers, Methods Courses
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Kamberelis, George – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2013
In this article, I share results from a year-long qualitative study that focused on the emergent production of a classroom culture and the social identities most valued in that culture. I collected observational data, interview data and archival data throughout the school year in one self-contained fourth-grade classroom. Using a combination of…
Descriptors: School Culture, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Iddings, Ana Christina DaSilva; Rose, Brian Christopher – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
This study draws on the application of sociocultural theory to second-language learning and teaching to examine the impact of a design-based research approach on teacher development and literacy instruction to English-language learners (ELLs). Design-based research methodology was employed to derive theoretical suppositions relating to the process…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Practices, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction
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Alves, Vanda; Morais, Ana M. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
The study analyses the extent to which the sociological message transmitted by the teachers' pedagogic practice recontextualizes the official pedagogic discourse of the natural sciences curriculum for a Portuguese middle school. Theoretically, the study is based on theories of psychology (e.g. Vygotsky), epistemology (e.g. Ziman) and sociology,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology