ERIC Number: ED129714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education as a Process of Socialization: The Social Distribution of Knowledge.
Popkewitz, Thomas S.
Socialization is a part of teacher education, and discussion of the phenomena involves the ethical consequences of teacher education programs on the system of thoughts and actions of the students. The institutional structures and the individuals interact. As student teachers participate in the daily activities and events of preparation, they construct meanings about the tasks and responsibilities of teaching. The social distribution of professional knowledge is shown as having three dimensions: the inferential structures students develop as they participate in teacher education: the ways in which sacred knowledge is maintained, legitimated, or rejected; and the sentiments embedded in the work activities student teachers are called upon to do. These three dimensions are considered in relationship to the possible ethical consequences of certain actions educators take in teacher education. Three further methodological considerations are discussed: the functional vocabulary and specific actions of students; the functioning vocabulary students needed as they proceed through their teacher preparation program; and a vocabulary of motive, which may or may not vary from the ideal types. Variations in perspectives should be expected and identified. (JMF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Convention (San Francisco, California, April 20, 1976)