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The authors investigate the methodological possibilities of dual observation and 'inter-reflexive' interpretation as they have experienced this in a longitudinal ethnographic case study of music teaching and learning in an English Cathedral Choir School. The authors' goal is to understand the ways in which their particular historical, social and cultural perspectives lead them to partial yet complementary sensings, seeings, hearings and feelings in this setting.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2009
Talking About Our Troubles: Using Video-Based Dialogue To Build Preservice Teachers' Professional Knowledge
This study explores the preservice teacher learning in the context of conversations about their field-based challenges. First, a review of the literature investigates studies that highlight the role of evidence-based conversation as a mechanism to approach the inevitable problems faced by teachers in the classroom. The subsequent case study provides an analysis of how a group of preservice teachers approached a colleague's challenge through a structured conversation and used digital videotapes and artifacts to add specificity to their analysis.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2009
This collective case study focuses on two teachers who use documentary film to teach about controversial events. The goal of the study is to better understand teacher selection and use of film as part of pedagogy and the experiences of students who are engaged in deliberative activities with film. In this case, teachers utilized film to help students examine two controversial events in U.S. history. The teachers utilize film as a neutral source for students to use as evidence for taking a position, despite the value-laden perspectives included in the films. Implications for teachers, teacher educators, and especially democratic and social studies education researchers are examined.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2009
This interpretive case study investigates an attempt to add an online component—the On-line Literacy Project—to a successful face-to-face professional development community. Six members of the Literacy Project, which was carried out in the school board of a western Canadian city., participated in the study. Analysis of data showed that although participants acknowledged the potential of the Online Literacy Project the concept was poorly understood, received little support, and was not deemed relevant for a number of reasons, many of which are reported in the information and communication technology literature.
Updated: May. 04, 2009
This study investigates the internal structure, social meaning and potential resources for learning and development inherent in the planning and coordination of work in Interdisciplinary Teacher Teams (ITT) meetings. The focus of this study is on what teachers say in teams. Team-talk in two ITTs in two different lower secondary schools in Norway has been videotaped and analyzed. The study illustrates patterns in team-talk and conceptualizes the processes of decision-making that take place in these ITTs. It also identifies resources for learning and development inherent in certain forms of interaction.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2009
The article reports on the first phase of a case study that explored how early childhood teachers experience organizational change. In order to promote a change, State government-funded curriculum initiatives were developed. The analysis of three curriculum documents which were released in a short time frame, reveals four themes of change.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2009
Bridging the Real and Ideal: A Comparison between Learning Community Characteristics and A School-based Case Study
This study investigates a small Canadian school's initial attempt at promoting a “learning community” approach. The study also compares it to the ideals of collaborative teamwork set out by recent scholarship.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009
The paper presents findings from a qualitative case study of a public Montessori magnet school in the United States. It focuses on two teachers' experiences, identifying how their teaching is situated in school scripts. Those teachers utilized contradicting school scripts for a variety of purposes and to incorporate diverse practices. The paper describes the teachers' experiences of and responses to contradicting scripts.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
This case study examines the classroom instruction of an experienced teacher in an elementary school where the principal supported teachers’ autonomy and authority over curriculum and instruction. The results demonstrate how teachers’ professional discretion is being minimized in subtle yet consequential ways amid high-stakes testing, even in subject areas not tested by the state. Constrained professionalism represents a new situation in which teachers retain autonomy in classroom practices. However, their decisions are significantly circumscribed by contextual pressures and time demands that devalue their professional experience, judgment, and expertise.
Updated: Mar. 16, 2009
This one-year case study investigated hybrid learning in two elementary teacher education courses. The courses incorporated the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) into the online portion of the coursework. Results showed that a majority of students held positive views, but some had negative experiences and faced challenges.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2009