Reisman studies novice social studies teachers as discussion facilitators

February 22, 2020

Abby Reisman has been awarded $2,464,087 from the James S. McDonnell Foundation for the study “The Development of Novice Teachers’ Role-Identities as Discussion Facilitators in Social Studies Classrooms.” With collaborators from Temple University, Reisman will follow two cohorts of social studies teacher candidates from two preservice certification programs into their first 2 years of teaching in Philadelphia. Using mixed methods, the project aims to generate a rich and contextualized developmental portrait of teacher learning centered on discussion facilitation. The products of this work will include an online repository of teacher-annotated videos of social studies discussion to be used in teacher-led professional development.