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ERIC Number: EJ819896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
A Case Study of Teacher Education Reform: Issues and Challenges
Beck, Judy; Shanks, Joyce
New Educator, v1 n4 p333-343 Oct 2005
The purpose of this paper is to present a case study and analysis of programmatic change over two years of reform in a teacher education program. The data shows that the types of change occurring in program reform may not be as substantive as educators may hope to see. Two main obstacles to change that were revealed are workload issues and a lack of a common vision which leads, in some cases, to individuals acting defensively and individuals acting on their own in a "renegade" fashion. Both of these issues are described in this paper along with analyses from change theory literature. They are followed by suggestions for how to support effective change processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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