publication . Doctoral thesis . 2007

Reforming a middle school for educational equity : implications for teacher interaction

Edwards, Barbara;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
A growing body of research concludes that teacher knowledge is critical for high levels of student achievement. One mechanism for improving teacher knowledge is the development of "professional communities" of teachers at a school site. Indeed, many policy-makers and educators have placed considerable faith in these communities without a detailed understanding of the efficacy or dynamics of teacher interaction in the workplace. This research study examined teacher professional interactions at one school site, and how those interactions were situated within a larger context of social and political forces during a period of reform. Three questions guided this stud...
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