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ERIC Number: ED363595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Reform in Teacher Education: The Power and the Pedagogy.
Stones, Edgar
This paper argues that productive reform in teacher education must comprise the development of a rigorous practical pedagogy. The theoretical element of teacher education courses and practical teaching are incompatible because research looks at the way teaching is rather than the way teaching should be, and because teaching is viewed as comprising nothing more than the "delivery of curriculum." The quintessential reform that is needed in teacher education is one that takes the study of human learning and its relationship to teaching as central. A theory of teaching must be developed that relates to school and classroom and to teaching experiences, that involves "in vivo" pedagogical analysis to reveal classroom problems, and that involves all participants in a form of action research. An effort to integrate theory and practice was developed in a project in which videotape recordings of student teachers and trainee supervisors were analyzed concerning such factors as the presentation of exemplars in concept teaching, the nature of feedback to students, and the nature of evaluation of the teaching. In addition, all participants were expected to conduct action research in the form of an empirical investigation of their own teaching. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)