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ERIC Number: EJ965367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-7147
The Historian and the Physicist: A Critical Review of the Literatures of Action Research and of Teacher Preparation
Allison, John; MacLeod, Katarin
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v12 n1 p3-18 2011
This article is written by two new professors teaching at a faculty of education and follows on the completion of their first two years of teaching. They taught both core and elective courses offered in their faculty of education pre-service program. This article is a critical review of action research and teacher preparation literatures. It will address these two scholars' experiences of teaching in the pre-service program. It will use these experiences to explore specific themes in the literatures. The themes are "necessity" in the pre-service curriculum; laptop and information technology (IT) best practices, and use of guest speakers. Lastly, the paper will conclude by speaking to the utility of a comparative literature review in encouraging trans-disciplinarity rather than "siloing" amongst new faculty in teacher education programs.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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