1st Edition

Teacher Learning of Ambitious and Equitable Mathematics Instruction
A Sociocultural Approach

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ISBN 9781032021744
March 18, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
252 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Drawing on sociocultural learning theory, this book offers a groundbreaking theory of secondary mathematics teacher learning in schools, focusing on the transformation of instruction as a conceptual change project to achieve ambitious and equitable mathematics teaching.

Despite decades of research showing the importance of ambitious and equitable teaching, few inroads have been made in most U.S. classrooms, and teacher learning in general remains undertheorized in most educational research. Illustrating their theory through closely documented case studies of secondary mathematics teachers’ learning and instructional practices, authors Horn and Garner explore the key conceptual issues teachers are required to work through in order to more fully realize ambitious and equitable teaching in their classrooms. By theorizing teacher learning from a sociocultural perspective and focusing on instructional practice, the authors make a unique contribution to the field of teacher learning.

This book offers researchers, scholars, and teacher educators new theoretical and methodological tools for the elusive phenomenon of teacher learning, and provides instructional leaders and coaches with practical examples of how teachers shift their thinking and practice.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theorizing Mathematics Teachers’ Learning

1: The Conditions for Teacher Learning and Nature of Teacher Knowledge

2: How Concepts Change as Teachers Learn Ambitious and Equitable Mathematics Instruction

3: Mechanisms for Teachers’ Concept Development

Part 2: Studying Mathematics Teachers’ Learning

4: Designing to Support Mathematics Teachers’ Conceptual Change  

5: Putting Formative Feedback into Practice

6: Learning to Inquire into Teaching 

7: Learning About Teaching through Moments of Insight

8: Learning about Teaching Over Time 

9: Learning about Teacher Learning

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Ilana Horn is Professor of Mathematics Education at Vanderbilt University Peabody College, USA, where she heads the Teacher Learning Lab.

Brette Garner is Assistant Professor at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, USA.