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ERIC Number: EJ1080424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Learning to Teach: Ontario's Elementary School Teacher Education 1960-1974
Smyth, Elizabeth
Education Research and Perspectives, v33 n2 p80-101 2006
This article examines the transitions that occurred in the institutions of elementary teacher education in the province of Ontario, Canada, between 1960 and 1974. In that time period, elementary school teacher education moved from its historic location in a government institution to a university-based professional school. This article argues that, while the move to the universities may look like a "quiet transformation", it was, in fact, a radical reorientation for the students and staff. The paper examines how gender, professional status and professional knowledge shaped and were shaped by this transformation. A list of notes and references is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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