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ERIC Number: EJ1185420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Place-Based Teacher Education: A Model Whose Time Has Come
Lowenstein, Ethan; Grewal, Imandeep Kaur; Erkaeva, Nigora; Nielsen, Rebecca; Voelker, Lisa
Issues in Teacher Education, v27 n2 p36-52 Sum 2018
Place-Based education (PBE) is gaining rapid recognition across the United States. The authors of this article contend that there is an imperative need to re-structure and re-conceptualize teacher education such that it allows for a significant shift in thinking and practice around learning, teaching, and community. They advocate that the PBE model is ideally suited to this end. Among the many strengths of PBE is the flexibility inherent in the model such that it can (and must) be adapted to authentically represent individual communities. In their work with PBE, the authors have identified three core pedagogical anchors: inquiry-based instruction; connection to place; and informed civic-engagement that uniquely represent the transformative work they are doing in teacher education. Along with examples and explanation of the three pedagogical anchors, the article also provides a brief discussion of the creation of the PBE teacher preparation pathway at Eastern Michigan University.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan