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ERIC Number: EJ995270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Working the System: A Model for System-Wide Change in Pre-Service Teacher Education
Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Elizabeth
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n12 Article 3 Dec 2012
This paper reports on a study undertaken to identify the strategies and models used to facilitate curriculum change within teacher education institutions. Findings indicate three main approaches, which we name the "resource development", "action research" and "contextual change" models. A new model that combines the best features of each is proposed. In this paper we provide a brief overview of the three models, a rationale for the new model being proposed, and a discussion of the systems theory concepts underpinning the model. It is our contention that the Mainstreaming Change model provides a structure for change to occur simultaneously at a number of levels within a teacher education system. We conclude by discussing some issues that may facilitate or limit the effectiveness of the model in practice. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia