The Last Word in Research on Teaching - A Review of the Handbook of Research on Teaching, 4th Edition - Part 7 - Social and Cultural Contexts and the Role of the Teacher


reviewed by Christopher Clark, Mark Girod, Ebony Roberts, Jaime Galindo, Patricia Aben, Sean Farmer & Lanetia Noble - 2003

coverTitle: The Last Word in Research on Teaching - A Review of the Handbook of Research on Teaching, 4th Edition - Part 7 - Social and Cultural Contexts and the Role of the Teacher
Author(s): Virginia Richardson (ed.)
Publisher: American Educational Research Association, Washington
ISBN: 0935302263, Pages: 1278, Year: 2001
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OVERVIEW BY EBONY ROBERTS Each of the chapters in this section focuses on schools as social contexts, where learning takes place both within and beyond the classroom, and where what is learned is culturally mediated. In Chapter 44, Gallego and her colleagues suggest that "the" culture of the classroom (as it has been posited in the literature) is really the cultures of the classroom. Indeed, classrooms include children who differ physically, psychologically, and socially, and therefore must be viewed in terms of micro-cultures rather than a monolithic, static culture. Given this diversity, Honig, Kahne, and McLaughlin, in Chapter 45, argue that schools should not be viewed as isolated places where learning and teaching occur in a vacuum. In today's diverse society, opportunities exist for learning within the broader community. In fact, it is important and necessary that schools develop and maintain partnerships with the surrounding community in all its diversity. For Honig, Kahne, and McLaughlin, school-community connections should remain at the forefront of school reform efforts. Such connections... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 4, 2003, p. 0-0
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11075, Date Accessed: 2/20/2020 2:06:59 PM

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