ERIC Number: ED349818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
A Political/Sociological Critique of Teacher Education Reforms: Evaluation of the Relation of Power and Knowledge.
Popkewitz, Thomas S.
This paper explores the promise and limitations of evaluation in teacher education in the context of reform. The promise of evaluation is to understand the diverse issues and complexities that underlie the processes of reform and to contribute to a more informed policy making. Three themes in teacher education evaluation are considered. These include: (1) social production and social reception of policy; (2) styles of reasoning and constructing the subject: discourse and power; and (3) tensions in the relation of state and teacher education: a problematic for evaluation. Recent studies of teacher education and teaching provide illustrations of the relation of reform, knowledge, and power. (VWL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Focus on Evaluation and Measurement. Volumes 1 and 2. Proceedings of the National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues (2nd, Washington, DC, September 4-6, 1991); see FL 020 630.