Transforming Teacher Education

Reconfiguring the Academic Work


Author: Viv Ellis,Jane McNicholl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472506391

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8146

Teacher education has a central role in the improvement of educational systems around the world but what do the teacher educators in universities and colleges actually do? Day-to-day, how do they support the learning and development of the thousands of new teachers we need every year? And why does this matter? Drawing on recent research by the authors, situated in the growing international literature, Transforming Teacher Education puts these questions in cultural and historical context and offers a practical answer in the form of an original agenda for the transformation of current conditions in teacher education with future designs for practice. Viv Ellis and Jane McNicholl argue that the academic work of teacher education needs to be reconfigured in order to stimulate the renewal of the profession of teaching and to develop new modes of educational research that will have impact on practice as well as building the discipline of Education within the universities. They offer suggestions for future designs for teacher education, drawing not only on the latest research in teacher learning and development but from across the social sciences.

The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education


Author: D. Jean Clandinin,Jukka Husu

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415461

Category: Education

Page: 1288

View: 8883

The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education offers an ambitious and international overview of the current landscape of teacher education research, as well as the imagined futures. The two volumes are divided into sub-sections: Section One: Mapping the Landscape of Teacher Education Section Two: Learning Teacher Identity in Teacher Education Section Three: Learning Teacher Agency in Teacher Education Section Four: Learning Moral & Ethical Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Five: Learning to Negotiate Social, Political, and Cultural Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Six: Learning through Pedagogies in Teacher Education Section Seven: Learning the Contents of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Eight: Learning Professional Competencies in Teacher Education and throughout the Career Section Nine: Learning with and from Assessments in Teacher Education Section Ten: The Education and Learning of Teacher Educators Section Eleven: The Evolving Social and Political Contexts of Teacher Education Section Twelve: A Reflective Turn This handbook is a landmark collection for all those interested in current research in teacher education and the possibilities for how research can influence future teacher education practices and policies. Watch handbook editors D. Jean Clandinin and Jukka Husu and handbook working editorial board members Jerry Rosiek, Mistilina Sato and Auli Toom discuss key aspects of the new handbook:

The Struggle for Teacher Education

International Perspectives on Governance and Reforms


Author: Tom Are Trippestad,Anja Swennen,Tobias Werler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474285554

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6007

Reform of teacher education is en vogue worldwide today due to the widespread belief that teacher education has the power to change traditional modes of schooling, educating new teachers who will be capable of improving the knowledge standard of children and boost the economic power of nations. The Struggle for Teacher Education brings together conceptual, comparative and empirical studies from Australia, England, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and South America to explore the ways in which professional education has been positioned in a reactive mode. The contributors discuss how teacher education is a contested division in higher education and look at how current reform efforts may limit the potential and work of teacher education, highlighting why this point needs more attention. Moreover, the collection reveals how teacher education's authorship on teacher professionalism may be weakened or strengthened by current reform drives and offers alternative models on how to rethink reforming teacher education.

Student Writing and Genre

Reconfiguring Academic Knowledge


Author: Fiona English

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441171215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 2679

This book is about how genres affect the ways students understand and engage with their disciplines, offering a fresh approach to genre by using affordances as a key aspect in exploring the work of first year undergraduates who were given the task of reworking an essay by using a different genre. Working within a social semiotic frame of reference, it uses the notion of genre as a clear, articulated tool for discussing the relationship between knowledge and representation. It provides pedagogical solutions to contentions around ‘genres’, ‘disciplines’, ‘academic discourses’ and their relation to student learning, identity and power, showing that, given the opportunity to work with different genres, students develop new ways of understanding and engaging with their disciplines. Providing a strong argument for why a wider repertoire of genres is desirable at university, this study opens up new possibilities for student writing, learning and assessment. It will appeal to teachers, subject specialists, researchers and postgraduates interested in higher education studies, academic literacies, writing in the disciplines and applied linguistics.

The New Academic Generation

A Profession in Transformation


Author: Martin J. Finkelstein,Professor Martin J Finkelstein,Robert K Seal,Jack H. Schuster

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801858864

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 2712

Higher education researchers Martin Finkelstein, Robert Seal, and Jack Schuster focus on the changing face of American academe, as women, foreign-born, and minority scholars enter the professorate in large numbers. Considering this trend, the authors argue that the next generation will usher in an era of dramatic changes and that the long-term implications of these changes will be profound. 7 illustrations.

Academic Work

The Changing Labour Process in Higher Education


Author: John Smyth

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335190225

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 8580

Calls up the international evidence and arguments to investigate how academic labor is being reconstructed, transformed, and reorganized in response to the global restructuring of capitalism. Illustrates new social relations being forced in the academic workplace; new paradoxes, dilemmas, and contractions to replace the old ones; and a shift from indirect control to more ideological forms working through corporatist notions of quality, excellence, output, efficiency, and effectiveness. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Stärkere Professionalisierung des Lehrerberufs Wie gute Lehrer gewonnen, gefördert und gehalten werden können

Wie gute Lehrer gewonnen, gefördert und gehalten werden können


Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264023674


Page: 264

View: 7374

Viele OECD-Länder stehen vor großen Schwierigkeiten, wenn es darum geht, die vielen in den nächsten fünf bis zehn Jahren ausscheidenden Lehrerinnen und Lehrer durch die Einstellung einer ausreichenden Zahl qualifizierter Nachwuchskräfte zu ersetzen ...

Teacher Education and Development Study

Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M 2008). Dokumentation der Erhebungsinstrumente


Author: Christin Laschke,Sigrid Blömeke

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830977697

Category: Education

Page: 518

View: 6808

Die 'Teacher Education and Development Study: Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M)' der International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) war die erste international-vergleichende Studie, die den tertiären Bildungssektor mit standardisierten Testungen in den Blick nahm. Die Studie verglich die am Ende der Mathematiklehrerausbildung erreichten Kompetenzen von Lehrkräften für die Primarstufe und die Sekundarstufe I in 16 Staaten. Deutschland beteiligte sich mit repräsentativen Stichproben von Mathematiklehrkräften für die Primarstufe bzw. die Sekundarstufe I im letzten Jahr ihrer Ausbildung aus allen Bundesländern sowie einer repräsentativen Stichprobe von Lehrerausbildenden in entsprechenden Ausbildungsgängen. Diese Skalendokumentation enthält - soweit freigegeben - die Instrumente aller TEDS-M-Befragungen und -Testungen in deutscher und englischer Sprache (einschl. Kodierleitfäden). Für die Verwendung in weiteren Studien werden die Fragen zur Person ebenso dokumentiert wie die Fragen zu den Überzeugungen und Lerngelegenheiten der angehenden Lehrkräfte sowie der Lehrerausbildenden. Die Skalendokumentation stellt so auch ein unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel dar, um mit den kürzlich freigegebenen TEDS-M-Datensätzen Sekundäranalysen durchführen zu können. Darüber hinaus können der Skalendokumentation die wichtigsten Kennwerte zu den TEDS-M-Ergebnissen entnommen werden: Häufigkeiten, Mittelwerte, Standardfehler, verschiedene Verteilungsmaße und die Anteile fehlender Werte.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Community and college

Page: N.A

View: 976

Writing Centres in Higher Education


Author: Laura Dison,Sherran Clarence


ISBN: 1928357547

Category: Academic writing

Page: 210

View: 602

Writing Centres in South Africa, and globally, are now well established academic support centres within many universities. Historically tasked with supporting students as they grapple with the demands of academic writing, many centres are now moving beyond their own walls to work with academic tutors, lecturers and departments to rethink the ways in which knowledge is transformed into different kinds of disciplinary writing. This move raises pertinent questions for writing centre directors, tutors/consultants, and for the universities that house them: how does a centre, tasked with supporting more general academic literacy development through writing pedagogies, initiate students into a range of particularised discourse communities? How do writing centre staff and disciplinary lecturers negotiate their shared, and separate, concerns for student learning through collaborative writing development projects? How do writing centres work with assignments and forms of literacy that challenge them to reconfigure their own pedagogical practices and expand their conceptions of writing support? How do writing centres maintain their core focus as they move flexibly beyond their own spaces to understand the nature of disciplinary writing? This collection of essays reflects on the ways in which writing centres in South Africa are working in and across disciplines. Institutional constraints and challenges that arise from these collaborations are addressed and opportunities for transforming teaching and learning spaces are explored. The chapters speak to the global move in higher education to reconsider how knowledge is made, who makes it, and how support and development opportunities for students and lecturers should be created and sustained across the disciplines. This volume contributes to the body of knowledge in the growing field of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education in South Africa. It builds on the work of the first collection of such essays: Changing Spaces: Writing Centres and Access to Higher Education (Eds. A. Archer and R. Richards, 2011, SUN PReSS) to understand why working within the disciplines is so critical for writing development in a South African context.

The Second Machine Age

Wie die nächste digitale Revolution unser aller Leben verändern wird


Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864702224

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 5023

Computer sind mittlerweile so intelligent geworden, dass die nächste industrielle Revolution unmittelbar bevorsteht. Wer profitiert, wer verliert? Antworten auf diese Fragen bietet das neue Buch der Technologie-Profis Erik Brynjolfsson und Andrew McAfee. Seit Jahren arbeiten wir mit Computern - und Computer für uns. Mittlerweile sind die Maschinen so intelligent geworden, dass sie zu Leistungen fähig sind, die vor Kurzem noch undenkbar waren: Sie fahren Auto, sie schreiben eigene Texte - und sie besiegen Großmeister im Schach. Dieser Entwicklungssprung ist nur der Anfang. In ihrem neuen Buch zeigen zwei renommierte Professoren, welch atemberaubende Entwicklungen uns noch bevorstehen: Die zweite industrielle Revolution kommt! Welche Auswirkungen wird das haben? Welche Chancen winken, welche Risiken drohen? Was geschieht dabei mit den Menschen, was mit der Umwelt? Und was werden Gesellschaft und Politik tun, um die Auswirkungen dieser "neuen digitalen Intelligenz" für alle bestmöglich zu gestalten? Dieses Buch nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise in eine Zukunft, die schon längst begonnen hat.

The professoriate in the age of globalization


Author: Nelly P. Stromquist

Publisher: Sense Pub

ISBN: 9789087900830

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 1086

Globalization has profoundly affected the university. It has shaped what is being learned, the use of technologies in the classroom, the connectivity between professors and institutions nationally and worldwide, the conditions of academic work, the relationship between knowledge production and the market, and the lives and interactions of students and faculty. This book concentrates on a key figure in university life: the professoriate. It probes its conditions in a comparative perspective, bringing to the fore research findings from six countries with different historical trajectories, social visions, and degrees of insertion in capitalist modes of production: Denmark, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, and Peru. Through each national study, common issues emerge, yet their particular contextual natures point to distinct developments. The contribution of this book resides in the coherence of all six studies, focusing on the impacts of globalization and systematically linking the massification of higher education to the emergence of detached, vulnerable professionals who face increasingly weak employment conditions, limited possibilities for advancement and governance, and a diminished professional identity-but who are also benefiting from increased cross-national contacts and easier access to knowledge. The book will appeal to several audiences. Graduate level students in courses of international development, globalization, gender studies, sociology of education, anthropology of education, and comparative higher education will find in the book's content fertile terrain for reflection and discussion. Professionals in comparative and international education, higher education, and educational research in general will find comparative insights to widen their understanding of higher education in contemporary society. Policy-makers and advisors to government agencies will find lessons applicable to their own countries.

Battleground: A-K


Author: Sandra Mathison,E. Wayne Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313339424

Category: Education

Page: 737

View: 7040

Alphabetically arranged entries provide information on ninety-three controversial public education issues in the United States, including afterschool programs, class size, dropouts, nutrition in school, sexuality education, textbooks, and more.

Mobile Teachers, Teacher Identity and International Schooling


Author: Ruth Arber,Jill Blackmore,Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462098999

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 5775

"Mobile Teachers, Teacher Identity and International Schooling focuses on the increased mobility of teachers and curriculum and what it means for the expansion of international schooling. In the early 21st century, educational institutions have been transformed by technological innovation and global interconnectivity. The demographic, ideological, economic and cultural flows that integrate local and global interconnections have consequences for the ways in which educational policy, theories and practice can be understood and take place locally. The everyday lives of practitioners, parents and students; the institutions in which they are educated and work; and the sociocultural and ideological contexts in which they work, are all consequently changing. The manifestation of these changes – as evident in the work and lives of teachers within specific cultural contexts and education systems; in their implications for educational theory and methodology; and their consequences for policy, programs, practice and research in education – are the focus of this book. This book explores the mobility of curriculum, pedagogies, ideas and people that represent and mediate the impact of Global uneven flows and movements through, in, and for school education, and the concepts and practices which frame that transformation. The particular focus of the book is on how these flows inform the ways individuals negotiate their identities, cultures and languages in different national and educational contexts. Education systems and the educational experiences offered by schools are being reconfigured due to multiple pressures. What do these moves to mobilise and to work transnationally mean in terms of educational provision, possibilities and practice?"

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 8673

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Transsituationale Konsistenz des Verhaltens und Handelns in der Erziehung


Author: Jean-Luc Patry

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783261043566

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 508

View: 4712

Sozialverhalten ist in der Regel situationsspezifisch; dies hat schwerwiegende, aber kaum je thematisierte Konsequenzen fur die Sozialwissenschaften und vor allem fur die Erziehung und deren Erforschung. Zunachst wird (1) prazisiert, was unter -Situationsspezifitat- bzw. deren Gegenteil, -transsituationale Konsistenz-, zu verstehen ist. (2) Sodann wird gezeigt, dass sich fur die Erziehung und deren Erforschung grosse Probleme stellen: die Generalisierbarkeit ist gefahrdet, Theorien konnen nicht ohne weiteres in der Praxis angewandt werden, und Erziehungsziele - als Dispositionen - konnen nicht angemessen diskutiert und beeinflusst werden. (3) Eine Handlungs-Theorie der Situationsspezifitat wird entwickelt und anhand der bestehenden Literatur uberpruft. Diese Theorie beruht u.a. darauf, dass das gleiche Verhalten in unterschiedlichen Situationen unterschiedliche Konsequenzen haben kann. (4) Mit Hilfe dieser Theorie werden Vorschlage zur Losung einiger der Probleme in den Bereichen Generalisation und Theorie-Praxis-Bezug gemacht. Es zeigt sich, dass diese Probleme gelost werden konnen - wenn man sich darum bemuht."