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The Impact of Lesson Study on Intermediate Teachers' Abilities to Teach Critical Thinking, Develop Professionally, and Gain Efficacy

Abstract Federal mandates, such as, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) set high standards, but in reality did little to promote critical thinking instruction and learning in our nation's schools. Race to the Top is our nation's current attempt to improve education and thanks to this legislation there is now a set of common core standards aimed at infusing critical thinking into the curriculum. Districts in Arizona are struggling to provide common core training to prepare teachers to teach these new, rigorous standards. This is a problem because teaching critical thinking is challenging. While grade level teams often get together, little time is devoted to create lessons that are focused on deep learning and little time is set aside to observe lesso... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Lawlor, Leonor Aguilar (Author) / Zambo, Debby (Advisor) / Hansen, Cory (Committee member) / Horn, Patty (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Pedagogy / Teacher education / Action Research / Critical Thinking / Efficacy / Lesson Study / Professional Development / Student Engagement
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 135 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Ed.D. Leadership and Innovation 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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