ERIC Number: EJ1023190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Articulating the Purpose of a Social Foundations of Education Course through Instructor Self-Interviews
Philip, Thomas M.
Studying Teacher Education, v9 n3 p203-218 2013
Within contemporary political discourses that narrowly characterize learning in terms of high-stakes standardized examinations, the value of the "social foundations of education" for teachers is increasingly questioned and challenged by those within and outside programs of teacher education. Even more troubling, prospective teachers often struggle to identify the purpose and usefulness of social foundations for their work as teachers. In this self-study, I engaged in a form of self-interviewing that I adapted to the self-study context in order to better articulate the nuances, complexities, and tensions in the purpose of social foundations for teachers' practice.
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Foundations of Education, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education, Universities, Social Justice, Education Courses, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Holistic Approach, Student Attitudes
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California