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Sinnema, Claire; Meyer, Frauke; Aitken, Graeme – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Given widespread acceptance of the role of teaching in improving student outcomes, it is not surprising that policy makers have turned to teaching standards as a lever for educational improvement. There are, however, long-standing critiques of standards that suggest they are reductionist and promote a dualism between theory and practice. Our…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Inquiry, Standards, Outcomes of Education
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Douglas, Alaster Scott; Ellis, Viv – Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Partnerships between schools and universities in England use course handbooks to guide student teacher learning during long field experiences. Using data from a yearlong ethnographic study of a postgraduate certificate of education programme in one English university, the function of course handbooks in mediating learning in two high school…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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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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Yates, John W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1981
A study examined the teacher preparation programs in England and attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of existing supervision arrangements as perceived by student teachers, cooperating teachers, and college supervisors. Results identify the need for schools and teacher training institutions to work as partners in supervision. (JN)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education