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ten Dam, Geert T. M.; Blom, Sarah – Teaching & Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2006
This article deals with the potential of school-based teacher education for creating a professional community of learners. Learning to participate in the social and cultural practices with regard to education is assumed to be crucial for developing a professional identity as a teacher. From the perspective of socio-cultural theory, we have made a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Professional Development
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Severiens, Sabine; ten Dam, Geert; Blom, Sarah – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2006
Study careers of minority students in Dutch higher education are still less successful compared with the careers of majority students. Minority students still seem to experience more difficulties than majority students. Vincent Tinto's twin concepts of academic and social integration are used here to explore the experiences of minority and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Higher Education, Social Integration, Engineering