Teachers and the Reform of Elementary Science

Stories of Conversation and Personal Process

Edited by:
Heidi Bulmahn Barker, University of Colorado at Denver

A volume in the series: Issues in Curriculum Theory, Policy and Research. Editor(s): Ian Westbury, University of Illinois - Champaign.

Published 2000

This book explores the negotiation of the ways that teachers are involved in the process of changing curriculum and pedagogies and also the realities of implimenting those changes in the classroom. How do teachers negotiate their place within changes in pedagogy and curriculum and how is that negotiation enacted in the space of a teacher's own classroom? This question is explored by telling stories about the process of change and the ways that teachers were involved with science curricular and pedagogical reform efforts imposed in their particular school district.