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Using Alternative Lenses to Examine Effective Teachers’ Use of Technology with Low-Performing Students
Much of the literature on the use of technology with low-performing students can be seen as contradictory and limited, primarily because it examines technology use through a single lens: the technology itself.This study used two lenses—teachers’ instructional practices and the research on effective technology use—to examine the use of technology by effective teachers.In conclusion, examining the use of technology in the context of teachers’ instructional practices provides a fuller picture of the different roles technology can play to support the learning of low-performing students.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2008
Researching class in the classroom: addressing the social class attainment gap in Initial Teacher Education
Student teachers explored their understanding of social class and underachievement, in this article which examined the issue of the social class attainment gap in education. The data collected revealed silence and resistance surrounding social class in educational contexts, and social class and underachievement were considered overlapping concepts by teachers' perceptions. The study aimed at preparing teachers to recognize and address barriers to education faced by underachieving working class pupils.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2007