id: 06356448
dt: a
an: 2014f.00352
au: Silver, Edward A.; Ghousseini, Hala; Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Mills,
Valerie
ti: Exploring the curriculum implementation plateau.
so: Remillard, Janine T. (ed.) et al., Mathematics teachers at work. Connecting
curriculum materials and classroom instruction. London: Routledge (ISBN
978-0-415-99010-3/hbk; 978-0-415-89936-9/pbk; 978-0-203-88464-5/ebook).
Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series, 245-265 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: London: Routledge
la: EN
cc: D30 D40 B70
ut: curriculum materials; curriculum implementation; instructional tasks;
instructional strategies
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ab: From the text: We explicate the notion of a curriculum implementation
plateau in relation to the use of standards-based curriculum materials.
To do this we draw on our experiences in the BIFOCAL (Beyond
Implementation: Focusing on Challenge and Learning) project, in which
we worked with teachers who were users of such materials. Viewing
curriculum materials as a key resource for instruction, we attend to
the ways in which BIFOCAL teachers talked about the materials and
worked to improve their teaching practice in relation to them. Viewed
from this perspective, the curriculum implementation plateau can be
seen not merely as a technical problem related to fidelity of
implementation but rather as an instructional problem related to the
use of curriculum materials and also (at least somewhat) independent of
the specific curriculum materials in use.
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