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Authors

Deborah Gober

Abstract

One of the themes emphasized in the College of Education (COE) Conceptual Framework is excellence in teaching. As defined in the Conceptual Framework, excellence in teaching embodies the use of best practices which embody a variety of educational ideas and activities that lead to improved student learning. The phrase “best practice” is used frequently in fields such as medicine or law to describe reputable work based on current research and employing the latest knowledge, technology, and procedures in the field (Zemelman, Daniels, & Hyde, 1998). However, best practice in education has been somewhat difficult to define.

Author's Biographies

Dr. Gober is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Teacher Education at Columbus State University. Her current research interests include technology integration, equity, and teacher change.

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