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ERIC Number: EJ776210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
Middle Years Teacher Education: New Programs and Research Directions
Pendergast, Donna; Whitehead, Kay; de Jong, Terry; Newhouse-Maiden, Lesley; Bahr, Nan
Australian Educational Researcher, v34 n2 p73-90 Aug 2007
Teacher education programs focussing on the development of specialist teachers for "the middle years" have proliferated in Australian universities in recent years. This paper provides some insights into middle years' teacher education programs at the University of Queensland, Edith Cowan and Flinders Universities with regard to their: philosophical underpinnings; specific educational context; scope and nature of the program. In addition, some of the research directions and efficacy strategies utilised in conjunction with the programs will be shared, along with some early findings from a longitudinal study in one of the programs. We propose that the pattern of programmatic growth heralds a new time for teacher education, and we speculate about the production of new kinds of teacher identities as graduates take their place in the profession. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia