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Diamond, Fleur; Parr, Graham; Bulfin, Scott – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
Evidence has been accumulating for some time about the impact of standards-based education reforms on schools and schooling, but there has been little research investigating the influence of these reforms on university-based initial teacher education (ITE). This article critically inquiries into the effects of these reforms on an ITE co-teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, English Teachers
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Parr, Graham; Bulfin, Scott – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
Standards-based education reforms and intensified accountability regimes are now a feature of most countries' agendas to improve the quality of their teaching workforces. One of the direct consequences of these reforms is a requirement that teachers demonstrate their ongoing participation in forms of professional development or professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Writing (Composition), Story Telling
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Parr, Graham; Doecke, Brenton; Bulfin, Scott – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This article offers an account of a series of writing workshops involving English teachers in Victoria, Australia, known as the "stella2.0" project. It argues that storytelling can potentially provide a valuable counterpoint to the "knowledge" underpinning standards-based reforms. The argument serves to introduce two other…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, English Teacher Education, Story Telling, Professional Education