Publication Date: May 12, 2013
Deep Knowledge is a book about how people’s ideas change as they learn to teach. Using the experiences of six middle and high school student teachers as they learn to teach science in diverse classrooms, Larkin explores how their work changes the way they think about students, society, schools, and science itself. Through engaging case stories, Deep Knowledge challenges some commonly held assumptions about learning to teach and tackles problems inherent in many teacher education programs. Larkin digs deep into the details of teacher learning in a way seldom attempted in books about teacher education.
Douglas B. Larkin is an assistant professor in the Department of Secondary and Special Education at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He currently works with preservice secondary science and math teachers in the Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program.
“This engaging book is a must-read for those interested in supporting the equitable teaching of science for understanding.”
—Ken Zeichner, University of Washington
“This powerful book is for anyone seeking to understand and influence the exhilarating yet arduous process of learning to teach a diverse student population for deep and flexible understanding.”
—Ana Maria Villegas, Montclair State University
"Willing to challenge the orthodoxy of science education, Larkin's Deep Knowledge takes on an unspoken aspect of teacher education—the intellectual lives of teachers. This volume transcends science education and engages pedagogy in every field at every level."
—Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Professor in Urban Education, University of Wisconsin–Madison
2013 The U.K. Times Higher Education Suggested Reading List