ON BECOMING PROFESSIONAL: PRESERVICE AND IN-SERVICE FOR TEACHERS
Julie Jones Branch
APPLICATIONS: PRACTITIONERS USE OF CONSTRUCTIVIST PRINCIPLES
Iliana Ayala Salazar, translated by Katrina M. Heil
Link to the Spanish original: Un altar para Gabriel Figueroa: Las experiencias significativas como detonadores de aprendizajes profundos (pp. S27 - S51).
Introduction to the Algebraic Concepts of the Variable, the Pronumeral, and Equations by Means of the Constructivist Method (pp. 55 - 66)
Verónica Jiménez Gutiérrez, translated by Matthew T. Fehskens
Link to the Spanish original: Introducción de Conceptos Algebraicos de variable, pronumeral y ecuación a través de un Método Constructivista (pp. S55 - S56)
RESEARCH: RIGOROUS STUDIES THAT SUPPORT WHAT WE DO
Constructivist Practices in a Teacher Education Program (pp. 67 - 105)
Madalina Tanase, Teresa Leavitt, Mary Sowder, & Tom Smith
ALIGNMENT: LEARN ABOUT PROGRAMS THAT HAVE CONSTRUCTIVIST UNDERPINNINGS
Teaching Science by Constructivist Approach as a Means of Reducing the Gap between Secondary School Students’ Experiences and the Society Needs/Demands in Tanzania (pp. 106 - 131)
Rwegasha P. Ishemo
After a lengthier than planned for delay in publication, we are pleased to present the latest issue of The Constructivist! We are also pleased to welcome Cathy Landy, a doctoral student in early childhood education at East Tennessee State University, in her new role as Associate Editor for the journal. With new staff in place and new articles under review, The Constructivist is moving forward with plans to become a twice a year journal – with issues planned for winter and summer of each year. The articles presented in the current issue were accepted under the former editor, and due to changes in the web site, the journal editorial staff, and translation issues, were unfortunately delayed in the timing of publication. We would like to thank all the authors for their patience in waiting for their work to be published, and we are happy to finally be able to share these articles with you. You will see that they offer a window into the world of constructivism in countries from the US, to Mexico, to Tanzania. As we continue our reviews for the next edition of The Constructivist, we encourage you to consider sharing your experiences and inquiries with us. Whether in the area of practice or research, we welcome your submissions. Contact Amy Malkus, Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are trying something new. In hopes of encouraging more reflection and interaction among our readers, we have created an ACT blog We want to hear what you think about the journal and your response to the ideas offered in the articles.