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Case studies of two teachers: The knowledge teachers draw upon to adapt


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Previous research has provided insight into teachers’ adaptations during instruction (Duffy et al., 2008), yet it has not been determined what knowledge teachers draw upon to make their decisions. Therefore, this study examines the knowledge teachers draw upon to make adaptations during instruction. Two case studies were conducted with first-grade teachers during science and social studies instruction. I observed to collect the adaptations the teachers made during instruction and in post-lesson interviews I asked the teachers to confirm the adaptations, to give rationales for why they adapted and to explain the knowledge they drew upon to make the adaptation. Adaptations, rationales, and knowledge categories were coded and analyzed to determine the categories of knowledge teachers relied upon to make adaptations during lessons. I found the categories of adaptations, rationales, and knowledge the two teachers used were related to one another, but not in the way that I had anticipated. The teachers used categories of adaptations, rationales and knowledge that seem to put students at the foundation of thoughtfully adaptive research.

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Subject
Elementary education;
Curriculum development
Classification
0524: Elementary education
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education; Adaptation; Elementary school teachers; Knowledge; Thoughtfully adaptive teaching
Title
Case studies of two teachers: The knowledge teachers draw upon to adapt
Author
Davis, Stephanie Grayson
Number of pages
135
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0154
Source
DAI-A 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109155556
Advisor
Duffy, Gerald G.
Committee member
Fairbanks, Colleen M.; Harrington, Ann D.; Miller, Samuel D.
University/institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department
School of Education: Curriculum and Instruction
University location
United States -- North Carolina
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3355946
ProQuest document ID
304963754
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304963754
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