ERIC Number: EJ787761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 7
Reflecting on Teacher Professionalism: A Student Perspective
Crouse, Warren F.
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v40 n1 p17-21 Fall 2003
In this article, the author invites students to reflect on the characteristics of their own teachers. The author contends that this reflection can be a methodological process and model toward a better understanding of what identifies teachers as professionals. To "constructively reflect" on teacher professionalism, it is imperative that the four reflective stages for action (topical reflection, historical reflection, constitutional reflection, and reflection for action) are carried out. Here, the author briefly outlines the process of reflective practice as offered by York-Barr et al. (2001), proposes variations for academic meaning, and focuses the process on teacher professionalism.
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Perspective Taking, Student Experience, Transformative Learning, Professional Development, Professional Recognition, Teacher Competencies, Ability Identification, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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