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Smith, Heather J. – Teaching Education, 2014
This paper examines the relationship between specific documentaries and white student teachers' emotional responses to their viewing as part of a postgraduate teacher education course on educational equality. Documentaries are considered in terms of features (including elements of text), form (including stylistic conventions) and function in order…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Critical Viewing, Reflective Teaching, Documentaries
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Maclellan, Effie – Teaching Education, 2012
Against a background which recognises pedagogical content knowledge as the distinctive element of teacher competence/expertise, this theoretical essay argues for its central construct--that of transformation--to be understood by teachers and teacher educators in psychological terms (as was originally proposed by Dewey). Transformation requires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychology, Metacognition, Student Teachers
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Loomis, Steven; Rodriguez, Jacob; Tillman, Rachel; Gunderson, John – Teaching Education, 2008
This paper discusses teacher education, institutional growth and the economy of information. It compares the sector of teacher education with global markets, described by Thomas Friedman in his book "The world is flat", as emerging and "flattening" in light of rapid technological and communication advances. The institutional…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Technological Advancement, Global Approach, Teacher Education Programs
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de Freitas, Elizabeth – Teaching Education, 2008
This paper reports on an action research project designed to explore the complexities of pre-service mathematics teacher resistance to social justice issues. Research on equity and mathematics education has indicated that such resistance seems particularly strong for mathematics teachers. Twelve pre-service mathematics teachers participated in a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Mathematics Education
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Lucas, Norman – Teaching Education, 2007
This paper is a critique of the initial teacher education (ITE) of further and adult education teachers in the UK. It argues that the employer-led, national standards model in the UK is not the basis for ITE and professional development because it takes no account of learning in the workplace, disregards the multi-specialist and professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Continuing Education, Adult Education
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Reiss, Michael J. – Teaching Education, 2006
Recent years have seen a growth not only in biological knowledge but also, and more significantly for teacher education, in the types of knowledge manifested in biology. No longer, therefore, is it adequate for teachers to retain a Mertonian or a Popperian conception of science. Today's teachers of science need also to be able to help their…
Descriptors: Biology, Religious Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Science Instruction
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Trotman, Dave – Teaching Education, 2005
Despite an apparent renaissance of interest in the creative and emotional in English education there remains a paucity of research in the province of teacher interpretations of pupils' creative, "affective", and imaginative activity. Based on the findings of an Ed D study conducted in six primary schools in central England, the genesis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Noyes, Andrew – Teaching Education, 2004
What difference do teacher educators really make? This paper explores the role of mathematics student-teachers' pre-training dispositions (habitus) in reproducing classroom practice, and the effect of different training contexts (habitat) upon what Bourdieu called "dispositional harmonisation". These Bourdieuan concepts are mobilised to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers