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ERIC Number: EJ993285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Authoritative Knowledge in Initial Teacher Education: Studying the Role of Subject Textbooks through Two Ethnographic Studies of Mathematics Teacher Education
Beach, Dennis; Player-Koro, Catarina
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v38 n2 p115-125 2012
Two related ethnographic research projects on mathematics teacher education in Sweden are presented in this paper. They represent a response to recent policy developments that reaffirm the value of authoritative subject studies content as the central and most important component in the professional knowledge base of would-be teachers and concomitant increases in the amount of subject studies in teacher education. These policy changes, in Sweden at least, lack scientific research support and the article argues that these policies need to be seriously rethought, as the increased emphasis on subject content may undermine the development of key professional skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden