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ERIC Number: EJ1017263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
Killing Mosquitoes and Keeping Practice: Teacher Education as Sustaining Paradox
Keiser, David Lee
Frontiers of Education in China, v8 n1 p28-40 2013
The moral and ethical charge of teaching and teacher education includes sustaining equanimity and paradox, and maintaining poise amongst contradicting policies and interests. This paper draws upon the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching to address some paradoxes in education and teacher preparation. Specifically, the article looks at four chapters of the Tao Te Ching. By examining these ancient Taoist proverbs from a Western perspective as a teacher and teacher educator in the US this article will discuss challenges and suggestions for teachers and teacher educators successfully navigating amongst, and growing from, paradoxes imbedded in the teaching career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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