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Responsive Teacher Inquiry and Innovation in Teaching ELA with Diverse Learners

Date: June 12, 2014

Summary: An in-depth look at one preservice teacher program and its use of teacher research as a way of inducting new teachers into the profession.

 

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Steve Athanases of University of California at Davis, on the importance of implementing research and inquiry skills at the start of a teacher's career:

If preservice teachers can have inquiry become part of their repertoire early on, it can become internalized. They might not realize the toolkit they are developing that is going to be available for them to tap into. It's an innovation in teacher preparation that can serve the teacher population effectively. It's challenging and potentially really enriching."

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