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Title:Negotiating Boundaries and Spaces: An Examination of the Process at Douglas Elementary
Author(s):Burke, Christopher James Franklin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Margery D. Osborne
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Elementary
Abstract:I suggest that these relationships and their impact on students' learning need to be understood in order to help students cultivate a rich, meaningful, and complete understanding of science and its purpose. The social structures of the classroom can be seen as a rhizomatic network of boundaries and spaces where ideas are contested and power is negotiated. I propose the theoretical framework of boundaries and spaces as a tool to help teachers make sense of the social interactions in the classroom and to help make meaningful pedagogical choices that allow for the interconnection of the social dynamics of the classroom and the social construct of science.
Issue Date:2001
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:256 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79639
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3030414
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001


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