ERIC Number: EJ814639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
The Initial Education of High School Teachers: A Critical Review of Major Issues and Trends
Sultana, Ronald G.
Studying Teacher Education, v1 n2 p225-243 Nov 2005
This paper draws on major research findings in international literature in order to provide a critical review of a number of key issues and trends in the initial education of high school teachers. Firstly, this paper contextualizes the prevalent discourse surrounding the field of initial teacher education (ITE) and explores the effect that this discourse has on the conceptualization of teachers' work. Secondly, this paper focuses on the debates regarding the most propitious site for the teacher education enterprise, the programme structure for ITE, the field placement or practicum, the relationship between subject study and pedagogy, and the overall effectiveness of teacher education. The paper concludes by considering the new challenges that the field of initial teacher education must confront and the implications of such challenges for the ITE curriculum.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends, Practicums, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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