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This article explores how beginning teachers use and learn from curriculum materials. As part of a longitudinal study of beginning English teachers who teach in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the researchers tracked teachers’ responses to and use of materials over time, and how these materials shaped their classroom practice. The authors found that the teachers spent an enormous amount of time searching out curriculum materials for their classes and that the curriculum materials they encountered did, indeed, powerfully shape their ideas about teaching language arts as well as their classroom practice.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
Factors That Influence Mentor and Teacher Interactions During Technology Integration Collaborative Apprenticeships
A study was conducted to examine factors that influence teachers' technology integration, as they create technology-enhanced materials. Although all teachers received onsite peer mentoring, results of the study indicate that teachers who succeeded in designing technology-based materials interacted differently from their peers. Those teachers assumed greater ownership in learning and interacted frequently to obtain support and advance their development. Peer mentoring also influenced both the interaction among peers and quality of teacher growth in the community.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008
Knowledge about Education for Sustainable Development: four case studies of student teachers in English secondary schools
The article involves a case study research into how four student teachers taking part in a one-year teacher education programme in a university in England translate their knowledge, experiences and beliefs about Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into classroom practice in the context of the Geography National Curriculum and ESD policies in secondary schools. The article reveals some of the ethical and political dilemmas faced by student teachers who, as committed environmentalists, struggle to resolve the tensions between the constraints of policy, school culture, school teaching materials and their own values and enthusiasms.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2007