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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2019

Catherine M. Kelly, PhD

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Breaking Through The Noise: Literacy Teachers In The Face Of Accountability, Evaluation, And Reform, Catherine M. Kelly, Sara E. Miller, Karen Kleppe Graham, Chelsea M. Bahlmann Bollinger, Sherry Sanden, Michael Mcmanus Dec 2018

Breaking Through The Noise: Literacy Teachers In The Face Of Accountability, Evaluation, And Reform, Catherine M. Kelly, Sara E. Miller, Karen Kleppe Graham, Chelsea M. Bahlmann Bollinger, Sherry Sanden, Michael Mcmanus

Catherine M. Kelly, PhD

In an era of increased accountability, it is important to understand how exemplary teachers navigate the demands placed on them by their schools, districts, and states in order to support student learning aligned with their beliefs of effective instruction. To understand these negotiations, the authors examined tensions facing exemplary literacy teachers through a qualitative interview study. Participants were 19 experienced Pre-K through sixth-grade teachers from across the United States. Results of the study indicate that teachers experience discrepancies between their beliefs and state and local mandates, and they discuss a variety of strategies for negotiating these discrepancies. Findings suggest that ...