ERIC Number: EJ915702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
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Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Beliefs, and the Moral Work of Teaching
Sanger, Matthew N.; Osguthorpe, Richard D.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n3 p569-578 Apr 2011
This paper presents a case for attending to preservice teachers' beliefs that are relevant to the moral work of teaching within teacher education research and practice, and examines what it would look like to do so. The case for attending to candidate beliefs is grounded in a learner-centered approach to teacher education and in the literature on the role of beliefs in teacher learning and change. The authors demonstrate how attending to preservice teacher beliefs is particularly critical for the task of preparing candidates for the "moral" work of teaching, and present a conceptual framework that can guide that task and teacher education research and practice designed to support it.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Instruction, Teacher Role, Beliefs, Moral Values, Educational Research, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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