The Problems of Practice: Bricolage as a Metaphor for Teachers’ Work and Learning

  • Jay Paredes Scribner

Abstract

In this article the author uses Levi-Strauss’ (1966) metaphor of Bricolage to examine how teachers, not policymakers, make sense of their “problems of practice” in three United States high schools. The article also examines how teachers address these problems of practice. It concludes by underscoring the disconnect between teachers’ and policymakers’ perspectives on the challenges to teacher practice in the US. Finally, implications for practice and research are drawn.
Published
2005-12-01
Section
ARTICLES