Remillard (2000)

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Can Curriculum Materials Support Teachers' Learning? Two Fourth-Grade Teachers' Use of a New Mathematics Text

The article Can Curriculum Materials Support Teachers' Learning? Two Fourth-Grade Teachers' Use of a New Mathematics Text was written by Janine Remillard and published in The Elementary School Journal in 2000. The article is available from JSTOR at http://www.jstor.org/stable/1002146.

Abstract

Current wisdom suggests that accomplishing the changes reformers call for in mathematics teaching will require significant learning on the part of teachers. The aim of this study was to examine whether and how a reform-oriented textbook could contribute to such learning. Using case study methods, I analyzed the nature and contexts of 2 fourth-grade teachers' learning during their first year of using a new mathematics textbook. Analyses across the cases revealed key activities involved in teaching and using texts that created opportunities for learning. These activities included analyzing students and mathematical tasks and making decisions about how to proceed, suggesting that materials most likely to foster teacher learning are those that engage teachers in these processes.

Outline of Headings

  • The Importance of Teacher Learning
  • Method
    • Sample Selection
      • District
      • Teachers and schools
    • Textbook
    • Data Collection and Analysis
    • Analytical Frame
  • Results
    • Learning through Reading the Text
      • Learning through appropriating tasks
      • Learning through inventing tasks
      • Missed opportunities for learning
    • Learning through Reading Students
    • Learning through Reading Tasks
  • Discussion
    • Teacher Learning and the Textbook
  • Conclusion and Implications
    • What Textbooks Offer Teachers
      • Teachers reading the text
      • Teachers' reading of students and tasks
      • Teachers' decision making
    • Who Textbooks Are For
    • Implications
      • Teacher development
      • Context of teaching

Also

APA

Remillard, J. T. (2000). Can curriculum materials support teachers' learning? Two fourth-grade teachers' use of a new mathematics text. The Elementary School Journal, 100(4), 331–350. doi:10.1086/499645

BibTeX

@article{Remillard2000,
author = {Remillard, Janine T.},
doi = {10.1086/499645},
journal = {The Elementary School Journal},
number = {4},
pages = {331--350},
title = {{Can curriculum materials support teachers' learning? Two fourth-grade teachers' use of a new mathematics text}},
url = {http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/499645},
volume = {100},
year = {2000}
}