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ERIC Number: EJ1159306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
A "Usable Past" of Teacher Education in England: History in JET's Anniversary Issue
Beckett, Lori; Nuttall, Amanda
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v43 n5 p616-627 2017
The recent "JET Anniversary Virtual Special Issue," abbreviated here to JET@40, reproduced its very first editorial with selected articles from Britain and abroad published in subsequent decades. The journal first came into being as a response to damning criticism of the profession via government-sponsored reports and reviews but also to encourage informed debate with particular focus on notions of "good teaching" and the "good teacher." In this paper, we engage with selected contributions in JET@40 to tease out an historical map for teacher education. The task is to glean a sense of the past which resonates with our co-developed, research-informed teacher education programme, and gives insight to a lack of institutional and political support to encourage teacher research activity that interrogates the effects of poverty and cumulative multiple deprivation on disadvantaged students' lives, learning and urban schooling experiences. Our argument is that JET@40 not only provides us with an indication of the best of what is known and practised but also a "usable past" or history of specific professional insights to inform debate about possibilities and predicaments in our own teacher education programme.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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