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ERIC Number: ED264187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Critical Inquiry in Teacher Preparation.
Roth, Rita; Adler, Susan
This paper is a case study of a recently reconceptualized teacher education program which has a critical inquiry base and an emphasis on "language across the curriculum." The paper describes the program's rationale, organization and practice along with a description of the ongoing process of program development. The goal of the Rockhurst College Teacher Education Program (Kansas City, Missouri) is to prepare teachers who will be able to engage in critical inquiry through reflective action. It is hoped that Rockhurst graduates will teach with an awareness of alternatives for teaching practices and an awareness of the origins and consequences of these alternatives. Moreover, they are being prepared with the skills necessary to select, organize and implement curriculum based on a considered and communicated rationale. This view of teaching involves making problematic students' taken-for-granted assumptions about schools, teaching, and learning as they develop the ability to analyze the schooling process. At the core of the program is the notion that teaching is dialogical and that language facility provides the means to achieve reflective action. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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