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Case studies of the pedagogical content knowledge development of concept -oriented teachers

Rebecca Craighill Langrall, University of Massachusetts Amherst


By reviewing teacher-made revisions of regularly taught curriculum units, this set of case studies attempts to describe the pedagogical content knowledge development of four concept-oriented middle school teachers. One strand is highlighted: The nature and use of their instructional representations. A primary goal of this effort is to trace the kinds of refinements teachers make in their teaching knowledge after years of blending subject matter with pedagogy. A second goal is to detail influences on such refinements in order to inform preservice and inservice teacher education aimed at teaching for conceptual understanding. ^

Subject Area

Secondary education|Curriculum development

Recommended Citation

Langrall, Rebecca Craighill, "Case studies of the pedagogical content knowledge development of concept -oriented teachers" (1997). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI9809356.