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ERIC Number: EJ747527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Violence and Subjectivity in Teacher Education
Phelan, Anne M.; Sawa, Russell; Barlow, Constance; Hurlock, Deborah; Irvine, Katherine; Rogers, Gayla; Myrick, Florence
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v34 n2 p161-179 Jul 2006
Caught between the demands of the normative (what they believe they "ought" to be and value) and normalisation (what professional others tell them that they "should" be and value), teacher candidates often experience themselves as belated even though they are newcomers to the profession--simultaneously heirs to a history and new to it. In this paper we illustrate and explore the tensions that result between "new" and "old" in teacher education. Drawing on Lyotard's concept of the differend, we examine the narratives of a practicum triad--one student teacher and his two mentors--as they each attempt to make sense of their irreconcilable differences. We conclude by discussing how the profession might fulfill its obligation to judge the adequacy of new teachers while remaining hospitable to the difference they introduce.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A