ERIC Number: EJ1062713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
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Views on and Practices of Integrating Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Programs in Atlantic Canada
Falkenberg, Thomas; Goodnough, Karen; MacDonald, Ronald J.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v60 n2 p339-360 Sum 2014
The need for and lack of integration of theory and practice in initial teacher education programs has been discussed as a central issue for teacher education. This article reports on a study that surveyed university-based teacher educators in Atlantic Canada on their perspectives regarding how theory and practice can be integrated, how they and the programs they work in integrate theory and practice, and what challenges they perceive for the integration of theory and practice in their own teaching and the teacher education programs within which they work.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Integrated Activities, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Praxis
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site: http://ajer.synergiesprairies.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada