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ERIC Number: EJ911702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
The Zone of Proximal "Teacher" Development
Warford, Mark K.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n2 p252-258 Feb 2011
Toward the end of his short life, Lev Vygotsky found himself teaching teachers in a remote part of the USSR. Though his influence as a developmental psychologist is well-established, little is known about his approach to teacher development. This article applies the researcher's core concept, the zone of proximal development to teacher education. The resulting model for educating teaching candidates within zones of proximal "teacher" development (ZPTD) integrates Vygotskyan theory into Western models of teacher education. Recommendations are offered with regard the four stages of the ZPTD and implications for the content and sequence of the teacher preparation curriculum. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: USSR