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Case Studies in Constructivist Leadership and Teaching


reviewed by Terri Ruyter — 2004

coverTitle: Case Studies in Constructivist Leadership and Teaching
Author(s): Arthur Shapiro
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Lanham
ISBN: 081084463X, Pages: 364, Year: 2004
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Since I was asked to review Arthur Shapiro’s Case Studies in Constructivist Leadership and Teaching (2003), I have left academe to work in New York City public schools – a career move that provides a different lens for reading educational theory, a shift from a focus on theory to a decidedly more practice intensive perspective. The New York City Department of Education, currently in the process of restructuring, is very dedicated to cognitive approaches to learning and social constructivist pedagogies. Thus, it was with great interest that I began to read Case Studies as I look for resources that can be used to enhance the professional learning of the teachers, coaches, and administrators with whom I work. I anticipated that this book could be highly useful for professional learning in schools, to guide conversations, to promote reflective thinking, and lead practice towards more learner-centered models of instruction. I was disappointed. This book has three sections. The first part is a series... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2363-2366
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11337, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 9:51:39 AM

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  • Terri Ruyter
    New York City Department of Education, Region 9
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    TERRI RUYTER, Ed.D., is Regional Instructional Specialist for Literacy for the New York City Department of Education, Region 9. Current research interests include improving educational opportunity for urban students, coaching as a professional learning model, the development of literacy, and social constructivist theory.
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