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ERIC Number: EJ929946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Framing an Integrative Approach to the Education and Development of Teachers in Canada
Falkenberg, Thomas
McGill Journal of Education, v45 n3 p555-578 Fall 2010
The education of teachers in Canada typically consists of a sequence of non-integrated and partially alternating phases: pre-service university-based course work, pre-service school-based practica, job-imbedded induction, professional development sessions. This article proposes an integrative approach to the education of teachers that links these different phases: Collaborative Professional Development Centres. The article draws on teacher education scholarship and research to articulate a number of assumptions about learning to teach and the purpose of teacher education, and then argues (a) that the traditional non-integrated approach to the education of teachers is incompatible with these assumptions, and (b) that these assumptions provide an excellent framework for the idea of Collaborative Professional Development Centres. (Contains 5 notes and 1 figure.)
McGill Journal of Education. McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2, Canada. Tel: 514-398-4246; Fax: 514-398-4529; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada