NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1078857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
What We Stand "For", Not "Against": Presenting Our Teacher Education Colleagues with the Case for Social Foundations in PK-12 Teacher Preparation Programs
Hartlep, Nicholas D.; Porfilio, Bradley J.; Otto, Stacy; O'Brien, Kathleen
Educational Foundations, v28 n1-4 p135-150 2015
Social Foundations of Education (SFE) courses play a critical role in preparing professional, effective PK-12 teachers, yet, for reasons argued in this article and elsewhere, such courses remain under attack. In this article, by arguing what SFE "stands for" as opposed to what it "stands against," the authors intend to persuasively present non-SFE teacher educators with formerly unknown or unclear knowledge of the SFE discipline and its intended outcomes with the goal they may become comfortable with--if not outright advocates for--their courses' content and knowledgeable on its purpose(s), rather than viewing SFE teacher educators and courses as unnecessary, radical, and burdensome to PK-12 teacher preparation curricula.
Caddo Gap Press. 3145 Geary Boulevard PMB 275, San Francisco, CA 94118. Tel: 415-666-3012; Fax: 415-666-3552; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A