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Bovill, Catherine; Cook-Sather, Alison; Felten, Peter – International Journal for Academic Development, 2011
Within higher education, students' voices are frequently overlooked in the design of teaching approaches, courses and curricula. In this paper we outline the theoretical background to arguments for including students as partners in pedagogical planning processes. We present examples where students have worked collaboratively in design processes,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Student Role
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Cook-Sather, Alison – Curriculum Inquiry, 2010
As has been the case throughout the history of education in the United States, the current structures and practices of U.S. schools and colleges are informed by particular ideals regarding the potential of education. Through this comparative descriptive analysis, I argue that a major reason why these ideals have rarely been realized is the way…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Student Role, Educational Change
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Youens, Bernadette – Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
Discussions of learning to teach for social justice generally focus on the social commitments, institutional structures, course content, and pedagogical processes that support prospective teachers. Missing from this array of foci is a consideration of how school students are positioned within teacher preparation and how their positioning and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Comparative Analysis
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Cook-Sather, Alison – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2006
Concerned about the dehumanization of teachers and students throughout the history of schooling in the United States, the author critically analyzes two metaphors for education that have perennially shaped educational practices in the United States: education is production and education is a cure. Drawing on a set of commitments that could…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy, Educational History