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The author argues that the practice of speaking and listening to strangers is crucial to democratic citizen formation. The author outlines a discursive approach to the cultivation of enlightened political engagement in schools. The author argues that schools are the best available sites for this project because they have the key assets: diverse schoolmates, problems, strangers, and curriculum and instruction. The author concludes that schools in societies with democratic ideals are obligated to cultivate enlightened and engaged citizens. Helping young people form the habits of listening to strangers, at that very public place called school, should advance this work.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010
The Challenge of Involvement in Reflective Teaching: Three Case Studies from a Teacher Education Project on Conducting Classroom Discussions on Socio-Scientific Issues
The goal of this qualitative study was to learn more about how teachers deal with a reflective teaching approach aimed at developing their competencies in analyzing and facilitating classroom discussions on socio-scientific issues. Three cases of teachers' journeys through the project are reconstructed and characterized. The authors posit that each teacher benefited from the project according to his or her individual situation, needs and learning style.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
Moral Reasoning of Education Students: The Effects of Direct Instruction in Moral Development Theory and Participation in Moral Dilemma Discussion
The purpose of this study was to test an educational intervention designed to advance moral reasoning scores of undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. The study implemented an intervention program to advance moral reasoning in undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. Results indicate that direct instruction in moral development theory and dilemma discussion advanced students’ moral reasoning scores. These results are preliminary and provide only partial information. To address this limitation, suggestions for future research are provided.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
Supporting Teacher Professional Development through Online Video Case Study Discussions: An Assemblage of Preservice and Inservice Teachers and the Case Teacher
The purpose of this study was to explore the potential value of online video case discussions among preservice and inservice teachers, and the video case teacher as a tool for the professional development of teachers. Participants included a total of 26 preservice and inservice mathematics teachers and a veteran teacher who appeared on the video case.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
The study examines the use of video clips from teachers’ own classrooms as a resource for investigating student mathematical thinking. Three dimensions for characterizing video clips of student mathematical thinking are introduced: the extent to which a clip provides windows into student thinking, the depth of thinking shown, and the clarity of the thinking. 26 video clips were rated as being low, medium, or high on each dimension. The analysis suggests that the relationship between the video clip dimensions is most important in predicting whether a video clip will support in-depth conversations of student thinking on the part of teachers.
Updated: Sep. 15, 2009
The Role of Teacher Questioning in Promoting Dialogic Literary Inquiry in Computer-Mediated Communication
This article reports research from an innovative university-secondary school partnership, the Web Pen Pals Project, which pairs preservice English teachers in online chat rooms with local middle school students to talk about young adult literature. The analyses reported here center on the type of dialogue that results during such online conversations.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008