ERIC Number: EJ613871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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On the Nature of Teaching and Teacher Education: Difficult Practices That Look Easy.
Labaree, David F.
Journal of Teacher Education, v51 n3 p228-33 May-Jun 2000
Factors that make teaching and teacher education so difficult include: client cooperation; compulsory clientele; emotion management; structural isolation; and chronic uncertainty about teaching effectiveness. Issues that make teacher education particularly difficult include: the long apprenticeship of observation; ordinary skills and knowledge; subject matter expertise that belongs to others; and pedagogical skill that is unobscure and freely given away. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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