ERIC Number: EJ906045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Teacher Learning for Inclusive Education: Understanding Teaching as a Cultural and Political Practice
Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Waitoller, Federico R.
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v14 n7 p655-666 Nov 2010
In this article, we describe a model of teacher learning which is grounded in an apprenticeship approach to developing both practical knowledge and a critical understanding of the everyday practices that result in marginalisation. Beginning with an exploration of self and the lenses that teachers use to understand, assess and predict the performance of their students, apprentice teachers explore their practice from cultural perspectives. An intense focus on learning after the grounding in identity and culture braids psychological and social cultural perspectives to deepen teachers' understanding of the learning process. The apprenticeship experience culminates in a final theme around assessment. To summarise, this teacher learning model is organised to prepare teachers who design learning environments that respond to the cultural histories, intellectual experiences and psychological characteristics of each learner.
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Apprenticeships, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Cognitive Processes, Professional Development Schools, Elementary Schools, College School Cooperation, Faculty Development, Family School Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona