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Mathematics Teachers at Work Connecting Curriculum Materials and Classroom Instruction

December 12, 2011

Remillard, Janine T., Herbel-Eisenmann, Beth A. and Lloyd, Gwendolyn M. (Eds).  (August, 2011)Routledge. This book compiles and synthesizes existing research on teachers’ use of mathematics curriculum materials and the impact of curriculum materials on teaching and teachers, with a particular emphasis on – but not restricted to – those materials developed in the 1990s in… Read More »

Change Is Gonna Come Transforming Literacy Education for African American Students

December 9, 2011

Edwards, Patricia A., Thompson-McMillon, Gwendolyn, & Turner, Jennifer D.  (May 2010) Teachers College Press.  While many books decry the crisis in the schooling of African American children, they are often disconnected from the lived experiences and work of classroom teachers and principals. In Change Is Gonna Come, the authors look back to go forward, providing… Read More »

Mapping Mathematics in Classroom Discourse

November 17, 2011

Beth A. Herbel-Eisenmann and Samuel Otten.  Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Volume 42, Issue 5, Page 451 (November 2011). This article offers a particular analytic method from systemic functional linguistics, thematic analysis, which reveals the mathematical meaning potentials construed in discourse. Analyses of two middle school classroom excerpts focusing on area—one that derives triangle area… Read More »

Equity in Discourse for Mathematics Education: Theories, Practices, and Policies

November 17, 2011

Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Jeffrey Choppin, David Wagner, David Pimm, (Eds).  Springer Investigates the complex connections between equity and discourse.  Makes explicit connections between discourse and equity in mathematics education research.  Connects the research to policy implications?.  Discourse practices warrant the attention of mathematics educators because discourse is the primary medium of education. Evidence about one’s hopes… Read More »

Reading and writing genre with purpose in K — 8 classrooms.

October 24, 2011

Duke, N. K., Caughlan, S., Juzwik, M. M., & Martin, N. M.  (in press, Heinemann) Too many U.S. classrooms lack a colorful compelling context for reading and writing, resulting in flat, uninspired, formulaic writing by students. Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K–8 Classrooms is designed to help pre- and inservice teachers, literacy coaches,… Read More »

Teacher education matters. A study of middle school mathematics teacher preparation in six countries.

October 21, 2011

Schmidt, W., Blömeke, S., & Tatto, M.T. (2011).  New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Based on a major international teacher education research project—the Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century Study (MT21)—this book investigates the pre-service preparation of middle school mathematics teachers in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Bulgaria, and Mexico. The study was… Read More »