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Sinnema, Claire; Meyer, Frauke; Aitken, Graeme – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Given widespread acceptance of the role of teaching in improving student outcomes, it is not surprising that policy makers have turned to teaching standards as a lever for educational improvement. There are, however, long-standing critiques of standards that suggest they are reductionist and promote a dualism between theory and practice. Our…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Inquiry, Standards, Outcomes of Education
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Maxwell, Bruce; Tremblay-Laprise, Audrée-Anne; Filion, Marianne; Boon, Helen; Daly, Caroline; van den Hoven, Mariette; Heilbronn, Ruth; Lenselink, Myrthe; Walters, Sue – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Despite a broad consensus on the ethical dimensions of the teaching profession, and long-standing efforts to align teacher education with wider trends in professional education, little is known about how teacher candidates are being prepared to face the ethical challenges of contemporary teaching. This article presents the results of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Education
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Douglas, Alaster Scott; Ellis, Viv – Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Partnerships between schools and universities in England use course handbooks to guide student teacher learning during long field experiences. Using data from a yearlong ethnographic study of a postgraduate certificate of education programme in one English university, the function of course handbooks in mediating learning in two high school…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Marx, Helen; Moss, David M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Seeking to deepen our understandings of the ways international study abroad programs may enhance efforts to prepare culturally responsive teachers, the purpose of this case study was to explore a preservice teacher's intercultural development during a semester-long teacher education program in London, England. Such study abroad teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Youens, Bernadette – Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
Discussions of learning to teach for social justice generally focus on the social commitments, institutional structures, course content, and pedagogical processes that support prospective teachers. Missing from this array of foci is a consideration of how school students are positioned within teacher preparation and how their positioning and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Comparative Analysis
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Apple, Michael W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2001
Argues that the conscious originating motives for both market-oriented and uniform standards approaches to improving the quality of teacher education may not guarantee the effects of such policies in the real world of real schools, noting that such reforms may have dangerous consequences unless efforts are situated within an honest analysis of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mahan, James M.; Stachowski, Laura L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1989
Interviews with 32 British and Irish supervisors of U.S. student teachers produced several suggestions for improving the preparation component of overseas practicum placements. Suggestions related to planning and preparation for teaching, basic teacher preparation courses, cultural preparation, content, arrangements and logistics, teacher image…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Practicums
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Stachowski, Laura L.; Visconti, Virginia A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1998
Examines data from service-learning projects planned and performed by U.S. student teachers in several English-speaking countries. Students received teaching and service-learning assignments in the various countries. They wrote reports documenting their activities from conception to conclusion. The paper describes the various assignments and…
Descriptors: Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Yates, John W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1981
A study examined the teacher preparation programs in England and attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of existing supervision arrangements as perceived by student teachers, cooperating teachers, and college supervisors. Results identify the need for schools and teacher training institutions to work as partners in supervision. (JN)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education