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Writing instruction in practice : an investigation into the experiences of beginning teachers, Tricia Lee DeGraff

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Writing instruction in practice : an investigation into the experiences of beginning teachers
Title
Writing instruction in practice
Title remainder
an investigation into the experiences of beginning teachers
Statement of responsibility
Tricia Lee DeGraff
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Language
eng
Summary
Teacher education programs and PK-12 schools are contending with a shifting field as federal and local initiatives call for different approaches in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Some of these changes include increasing expectations for writing proficiency in K-12 settings and new accountability measures for teacher education programs. Yet, writing methods are often overlooked in preservice education and teachers report feeling unprepared to teach writing (Cutler & Graham, 2008; Gilbert & Graham, 2010; Kiuhara et al., 2009). Additionally, the effectiveness of teacher education is in question. As a way to explore these issues, this qualitative case study focused specifically on the experiences of beginning teachers in the teaching of writing. The purpose of this study was to better understand the teaching of writing that beginning teachers enact and what influences their instructional choices. The participants were 17 first year elementary teachers and graduates of a recently redesigned teacher education program housed in an urban-serving Midwestern university. The redesigned program followed a practice-based model attending to themes of diversity and social justice. The literacy methods course in particular drew from the diverse constructivist orientation (Au, 2011) as a way to prepare culturally responsive educators. Data analysis was framed by the diverse constructivist orientation (Au, 2011) to identify patterns and themes within each case and across cases. Findings included three themes that emerged in most cases and data sources: authentic literacy practices and materials, literacy ownership, and not satisfied with writing instruction
Cataloging source
UMK
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1974-
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DeGraff, Tricia Lee
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
School of Education.
Dissertation year
2015.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Friend, Jennifer Ingrid
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  • Composition (Language arts)
  • Written communication
  • Teachers
Label
Writing instruction in practice : an investigation into the experiences of beginning teachers, Tricia Lee DeGraff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations and Curriculum and Instructional Leadership."
  • Advisor: Jennifer Friend
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the study -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Findings -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Initial Questionnaire -- Appendix B. Semi-structured Interview Guide -- Appendix C. Observation Protocol -- Appendix D. Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Domains Dimensions, Indicator and Behavioral Markers Overview -- Appendix E. Focus Group Protocol -- Appendix F. Consent for Participation in a Research Study (Questionnaire) -- Appendix G. Consent for Participation in a Research Study (Full Study) -- Appendix H. Letter to Superintendents -- Appendix I. Letter to Principals -- Appendix J. Study Approval Documentation
Control code
949270150
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949270150
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Writing instruction in practice : an investigation into the experiences of beginning teachers, Tricia Lee DeGraff
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations and Curriculum and Instructional Leadership."
  • Advisor: Jennifer Friend
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the study -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Findings -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Initial Questionnaire -- Appendix B. Semi-structured Interview Guide -- Appendix C. Observation Protocol -- Appendix D. Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Domains Dimensions, Indicator and Behavioral Markers Overview -- Appendix E. Focus Group Protocol -- Appendix F. Consent for Participation in a Research Study (Questionnaire) -- Appendix G. Consent for Participation in a Research Study (Full Study) -- Appendix H. Letter to Superintendents -- Appendix I. Letter to Principals -- Appendix J. Study Approval Documentation
Control code
949270150
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949270150
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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