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A Conception of Teaching


reviewed by Greta Morine-Dershimer — June 23, 2009

coverTitle: A Conception of Teaching
Author(s): Nathaniel L. Gage
Publisher: Springer Publishing,
ISBN: 0387849319, Pages: 160, Year: 2008
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N. L. Gage has been called by many the “father of research on teaching.” I think he should more aptly be called the grandfather, or even the patriarch of research on teaching, given the several generations of doctoral students, and students of Gage’s students, who have been influenced by his views on research and theory. I was never his student, except in the very real sense that all of us in the field of research on teaching have been his students over the years, learning from his writings, his speeches, and his questions and comments in meetings of the various professional groups involved in research on teaching. But I consider myself very lucky to have become his friend during the course of those many meetings and interactions. Gage’s most important contributions to the field of research on teaching were in publicizing the research of others. He read widely and wrote... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 23, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15673, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 10:25:11 PM

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  • Greta Morine-Dershimer
    University of Virginia
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    GRETA MORINE-DERSHIMER is Professor Emerita of the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. She served as Vice President of Division K, Teaching and Teacher Education, of the American Educational Research Association, and is a former Editor of Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies. Her most recent publication is Classroom Management and Classroom Discourse, in Handbook of Classroom Management (Evertson, C.M. & Weinstein, C.S., 2006). She currently volunteers for two social action projects in Charlottesville, VA aimed at improving educational opportunities for low income and minority students.
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