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ERIC Number: EJ1119483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2347-6311
Teaching about Teaching: Examining the Pedagogy of Teacher Education in India
Srinivasan, Rajashree
Higher Education for the Future, v3 n2 p197-212 Jul 2016
Developing a pedagogy of teacher education is an enduring concern for teacher educators. Drawing on data from a small study on teacher educators teaching in a secondary teacher education programme in India, this article examines their pedagogic practices. This is a qualitative study that sought to capture the narrations of 30 teacher educators teaching in diverse teacher education classrooms. The article frames the pedagogy of teacher education as four "problems": as a curriculum problem; as a relational problem; as a professional knowledge base problem; and as a learning problem. Such a formulation highlights the challenges faced by the teacher educators, including the need for teacher educators to scrutinize their own practices. Implications for developing a framework on "what should teacher educators know and do in the context of India" are considered in order to guide teacher educator preparation and their continuous development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India
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