Browsing 2010 MU dissertations  Freely available online by Thesis Department "Learning, teaching and curriculum"
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Articulated learning trajectories related to the development of algebraic thinking that follow from patterning concepts in middle grades mathematics
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2010)The construct of an articulated learning trajectory (ALT) was conceived of and defined to provide a lens through which to view and analyze content development in middle grades mathematics textbooks. The ALTs identified and ... 
A balancing act: negotiating the teacher roles of instructor and participant during a high school literature discussion unit
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2010)The purpose of this naturalistic, qualitative inquiry is to provide more information about how literature discussion as a reading instructional strategy can work in the secondary classroom. Elementary teachers have known ... 
Goals of instruction: a cross case analysis of five secondary mathematics teachers
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2010)Teacher goals are an understudied component of teacher thinking. Teacher goals uncover the composite of knowledge, beliefs, and values and direction that underlie teachers' actions. In this study five experienced secondary ... 
A study of elementary mathematics teachers' knowledge of equity
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2010)Currently, mathematics instruction in U.S. classrooms is far from achieving equity for African American students. Establishing an equitable classroom environment that results in student learning for African Americans ... 
A study of teacher knowledge as secondary mathematics teachers use a new technology
(University of MissouriColumbia, 2010)Professional organizations (e.g., NCTM and NCSM) and educational leaders advocate for increased use of technology in high school mathematics. Educational researchers find that teachers' beliefs and knowledge influence use ...