The Meaning of Reflective Teaching to National Board Certified Teachers
|dc.contributor.advisor||Gordon, Stephen P.|
|dc.contributor.author||Carey, Sharlotte F. ( )|
|dc.identifier.citation||Carey, S. F. (2017). The meaning of reflective teaching to national board certified teachers (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.|
This qualitative study examined how National Board certified teachers (NBCTs) perceive the meaning of reflective teaching and how their perceptions compare to the literature on reflective thinking and teaching. The study included five participants who had completed the National Board certification process. Data collection included three interviews, a classroom observation, and a critical-incident writing sample. Data analysis included a recursive process of analyzing and comparing data from the interview transcripts, observation notes, and critical-incident writing samples as well as a continuous process of comparing data to extant literature on reflective thinking and teaching.
The study findings identify how the NBCTs define reflective teaching, incorporate reflective activities in their instructional practices, utilize various tools to record and develop reflection, perceive the characteristics and benefits of reflective teaching, engage in levels of reflection, and perceive their experiences in the National Board certification process in relation to their current reflective practices. The study findings also explain how the NBCTs’ perceptions and evidence of reflective teaching compares to the literature on reflective thinking and teaching.
The following conclusions were based on the interpretations of the data presented in this study.
This study presents recommendations for changes to the National Board certification process and for school leaders seeking to increase teachers’ reflective thinking and teaching.
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|dc.title||The Meaning of Reflective Teaching to National Board Certified Teachers|
|dc.contributor.committeeMember||Beck, John J.|
|dc.contributor.committeeMember||Reardon, Robert F.|
|dc.contributor.committeeMember||Ross-Gordon, Jovita M.|
|thesis.degree.department||Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, & School Psychology|
|thesis.degree.discipline||Adult, Professional, and Community Education|
|thesis.degree.grantor||Texas State University||en_US|
|thesis.degree.name||Doctor of Philosophy|
|dc.description.department||Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology|