Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1-2, January-July

Chapter 10: Service-Learning: What Motivates K-12 Teachers to Initiate Service-Learning Projects?
WHY SERVICE-LEARNING? In my 14 years of experience as a high school social studies teacher in a Midwest suburban district, I had the opportunity to work with hundreds of students--students who had grand plans for their lives, who worked hard, who...
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Chapter 11: The Story Behind the Presentation: Forrest Gump and Uncloistered Scholarship
This past summer, I was reading the book Dewey's Dream; Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform (Benson, Harkavy & Puckett, 2007). At the same time, an old colleague Tony was visiting me at our family home in Vermont. While out...
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Chapter 12: Perspectives on the Pedagogy of Democracy
It is a challenging pleasure to respond to Carl Glickman's 2007 AATC keynote address, The Pedagogy of Democracy: Toggling between Education and Community. I have known Carl since he interviewed me for a University of Georgia professorship which I was...
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Chapter 13: Connections, Constructions and Collages: Initiating Dialogues on Diversity in Teacher Education Courses
Currently, teacher preparation programs in the United States are not well prepared to deal with the range of unique needs associated with an increasing population of culturally diverse students (Gay, 2000). National demographics illustrate that nearly...
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Chapter 14: Resistance at City Middle School: Critical Race Theorizing in Educational Research
In this paper, I will discuss both the literature addressing the role of critical race theory (CRT) in education research and the study's methodology, which utilized CRT as the conceptual framework. I will also describe the school community and the...
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Chapter 15: Giving beyond Care: An Exploration of Love in the Classroom
1993: A MIDWEST CITY A short 25-minute drive from the city where I live to the suburbs leads me to yet another day at Ignatius Jesuit High School, a small school in a Midwest city. Located in an ever-expanding suburban area, the school serves...
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Chapter 16: Enacted Curriculum and the Search for Identity: Angst and the Cuban Search for Meaning after the Cuban Revolution
INTRODUCTION On a cold Monday night in Beatrice, Nebraska, I discovered my Cubanness. At a high school auditorium, I heard "Dos Gardenias," played by Valle Son, a Son group from Pinar del Rio wearing Gap clothing and touring in the United States...
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Chapter 17: Leveraging Eclectic Arts as a Rationale for Multiple Modes of Inquiry
INTRODUCTION: A METHODOLOGICAL DILEMMA When seeking to make meaning about my classroom teaching experience, I ran into a methodological dilemma. No single methodology or framework seemed to be appropriate to articulate my experiences while teaching...
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Chapter 18: A Romance with Narrative Inquiry: Toward an Act of Narrative Theorizing
Bruner's (2002) rhetorical question, "Do we need another book about narrative, about stories, what they are and how they are used?" (p. 3), reflects how popular narrative research (1) has been over the last decade. As Bruner noted, there has been a...
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Chapter 19: Birds of a Feather? Communities of Practice and Knowledge Communities
INTRODUCTION Seventeenth century poet John Donne (1967) wrote that "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main" (pp. 100-101). The notion that man, as a social creature, needs others to live...
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Chapter 1: The Games People Play: Educational Scholarship and School Practice
The purpose of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC), "to promote the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum," is focused and clear (AATC, 2006). This statement describes not only what AATC is but also what it is not. Despite...
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Chapter 2: Teacher and Parent Beliefs on Tracking: A Taiwanese Perspective
I was assigned to the low-track classes in junior high school. Recalling my educational experiences during that period, I still feel vividly the unfairness of tracking at my school. For example, my school assigned veteran teachers to high-track classes...
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Chapter 3: The Case for Social Skills Training in the Primary School Curriculum: A Follow Up Study of Attention and Theory of Mind Skills in First Grade Boys
Starting school is a major milestone for most children. Although many children may have early and varied experiences outside the home environment or may have attended various types of preschool, including day care, the beginning of kindergarten marks...
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Chapter 4: Project Teach: Using Reality Shows as a Framework for Teaching Methods Courses
When I heard curriculum theorist Madeleine Grumet confess at the 2006 AATC conference that she had not been reading lately because she had been watching the latest season of Project Runway, I immediately perked up, as I was an ardent fan of the first...
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Chapter 5: "I Don't Eat White": The Transformational Nature of Student Teaching Abroad
Most educators today are aware of the ongoing demographic changes that are reshaping the fabric of American society. In fact, classroom teachers are probably among those citizens with the most active insight into this significant transformation, as...
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Chapter 6: At the Crossroads of Preservice Teacher Education, NAEA, and Terry Barrett: Exploring Metaphors of Meaning, Narratives of Hope
It is misleading to speak of a world as it is, or even a single world. It makes more sense to think of various versions of the world that individuals may entertain, various characterizations of reality that might be presented in words, pictures, diagrams...
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Chapter 7: How Doctoral Mentoring Supported a Cultural Transformation from Peripheral Observer to Active Learner: Learning to Teach and Research from Suzanne Wilson
In their book, Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation, Lave and Wenger (1991) wrote that learning is a process of participation in communities of practice; participation that is at first legitimately peripheral but that increases gradually...
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Chapter 8: The Con/text of Mary Sheldon Barnes (1850-1898): A Hermeneutic Inquiry
The tapestry of the genesis of public schooling is so complex that educational scholars may have only just begun to unravel it. This article will further that unraveling by exploring the work of Mary Sheldon Barnes (1850-1898), first female professor...
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Chapter 9: Citizens of Today and Tomorrow: An Exploration of Preservice Social Studies Teachers' Knowledge and Their Professors' Experiences with Citizenship
According to the Civic Mission of Schools Report, competent and responsible citizens are informed and thoughtful. They participate in their communities, act politically, and have moral and civic virtues (Center for Information and Research on Civic...
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Editor's Notes: Searching for Truth(s)
As I was arranging and rearranging the table of contents for this volume of Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue I thought back to my time as a high school teacher. During those years I was privileged to have had several preservice teachers assigned to...
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President's Message: Raising a Professor: A Tribute to Mentorship
Every professor who reads this modest message can identify in some way with the following story. As you read along, assume that I am speaking directly to you as a colleague. For some of you, this story will be a recent event, for others, it will bring...
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