ERIC Number: EJ950399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
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Negotiating Authority through Cultivating a Classroom Community of Inquiry
Brubaker, Nathan D.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n2 p240-250 Feb 2012
This qualitative study examines how authority was negotiated in an undergraduate teacher education course. As the teacher of the course, I involved students in on-going processes of collaborative dialogue and deliberation about issues of importance to those involved through cultivating a classroom community of inquiry. The findings suggest that constructing relations of mutual interdependence, deriving legitimacy from mutually recognized sources, and communicating about the problem rather than the people present potential frameworks for negotiating authority in teacher education. Such knowledge is important for informing efforts to foster democratic teacher education practices and prepare future teachers to teach reflectively.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Education Courses, Inquiry, Undergraduate Study, Higher Education, Models, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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