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dc.contributor.advisorCraig, Cheryl J.
dc.creatorScholz, Tracy
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-14T19:08:11Z
dc.date.available2014-07-14T19:08:11Z
dc.date.createdMay 2012
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/624
dc.description.abstractThis narrative inquiry attempts to uncover and discover experiences secondary educators had while navigating a new instructional model, specifically its core concepts and ideas, design and structure, tensions and accomplishments, and did so in a collaborative classroom learning lab environment. The narratives from four participants in the program – two classroom teachers, one campus specialist, and one district administrator – elucidate how teachers constructed and reconstructed personal practical knowledge (Clandinin, 1985, 1989) over their two-year involvement in the program, and how the experience continued to influence their practices one year after its conclusion. Engaging in the narrative inquiry approach allowed me to burrow deeply into teachers’ stories of the experience (Clandinin & Connelly, 1990), excavating how the model had an impact on their instructional planning and how the learning lab expanded their knowledge and practice. Furthermore, the study shares how the collaborative spirit among educators fostered an environment conducive to creating sustainable growth with the hope that the workshop model components become internalized and continue to flourish, not only in the intentional design of lessons, but in the daily pursuit of expanding knowledge of practice and of self. Understanding the structure and the components of the workshop model (Bennett, 2007), as well as the struggles and successes of enacting the workshop model in their classrooms and in front of colleagues is important for drawing attentions to how educators grapple with new knowledge in the context of peer groups.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectclassroom learning lab
dc.subjectprofessional development
dc.subjectworkshop model
dc.subjectteacher knowledge
dc.subjectteacher practice
dc.subject.otherCurriculum and instruction
dc.titleThe Impact of Classroom Learning Labs and an English Workshop Model of Instruction on Teacher Knowledge and Practice
dc.date.updated2014-07-14T19:08:11Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Education
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instruction
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentCurriculum and Instruction
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOlenchak, F. Richard
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMountain, Lee
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLee, Mimi
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSack, Jacqueline
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentCurriculum and Instruction
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Education


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