Research Commentary: From Effective Curricula Toward Effective Curriculum Use
it comes to improving student achievement in mathematics, a core belief is that curriculum
materials are of the utmost importance. However, the link between a curriculum
program and student learning is affected by the ways in which teachers use
resources to design learning experiences. In the first half of this commentary,
the author raises questions about the emphasis in research on finding the most
effective curriculum programs. In the second half of this commentary, she
suggests how researchers can build on existing work to define, describe, and
support teachers in learning more effective practices for using curriculum.
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