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Martin, Andrea K.; Russell, Tom – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
If the practicum is the most valued element of a teacher education program, how good is each teacher candidate's learning and how well is it supported by the university supervisor? While most self-studies of teacher education practices focus on practices in the university classroom, this article reports an analysis of a supervisor's practices,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Practicum Supervision, Practicums
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Russell, Tom – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This self-study of activities as a practicum supervisor in several secondary schools focuses on the supervisor's contribution to the quality of a teacher candidate's professional learning in the context of a familiar tension between on-campus courses and in-school practicum experiences. Data from both formal and informal supervisory experiences…
Descriptors: Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Mena, Juanjo; Russell, Tom – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This article reviews 65 studies presented at the 10th international self-study of teacher education practices conference in 2014 to determine whether emerging self-study research incorporates the five major characteristics of self-study: self-initiated inquiry that is situated and improvement-aimed; undertaken collaboratively; uses multiple…
Descriptors: Credibility, Teacher Education, Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs
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Loughran, John; Russell, Tom – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
We explore the possibility of understanding teaching as a discipline in its own right, rather than as a domain that is ancillary to the many academic disciplines. While teaching looks easy and is widely regarded as easy, the image of teaching as transmission and the perspective of technical rationality mask the many ways in which challenging and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Educational Research, Teacher Researchers
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Schuck, Sandy; Russell, Tom – Studying Teacher Education, 2005
The notion of critical friendship is central to self-study. A critical friend acts as a sounding board, asks challenging questions, supports reframing of events, and joins in the professional learning experience. In this paper, we share our experiences of acting as critical friends for each other in two separate self-studies of practice. We…
Descriptors: Criticism, Friendship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Reflective Teaching