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  • Contents
  • Subject index

Presented in an engaging and stimulating manner, Case Study Analysis in the Classroom: Becoming a Reflective Teacher provides beginning teachers a variety of typical classroom problems to analyze and solve. Solving the case study problems helps new teachers develop the knowledge bases they need to solve real problems in their own classrooms. More than a book of cases, it is an important starting point for students learning about case study research, especially the analysis of cases and their potential uses in the classroom. In addition, readers will also be guided through the process of reflective problem solving, developing an educational philosophy, and writing their own case studies.

Case Studies of Classroom and School Context
Case studies of classroom and school context

In this chapter, the case studies will explore problems of the classroom and school context. Context means the special qualities that make each classroom or school unique, such as age, race, ethnicity, gender, the values influence of parents and teachers, and the support of the community. Some educators view education as emerging from the particular context created by the vision of teachers, administrators, parents, and community members, whereas others view education as being imposed on students and the community by teachers and school administrators (Fullan, 2003). The following case studies assume that education flows from the community and individuals participating in the educational process. They also assume that the classroom teacher must ...

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