Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices

Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study

Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal

Editors: Kosnik, C., Beck, C., Freese, A.R., Samaras, A.P. (Eds.)

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The challenges teacher educators are now facing are of a different nature from those of the past few decades. They have taken on an urgency and a magnitude not witnessed before. Strict government control of education is increasing, the social problems in the schools are more severe, the budget restrictions we face in the university are greater, and the public disillusionment with education, in general, is more than just a passing malaise. This period will be crucial to the future of teacher education; we need to rally together to examine our practice, renew our programs accordingly, collaborate with others, and offer examples of programs that do make a difference.

Making a difference in teacher education through self-study: Studies of personal, professional, and program renewal describes the systematic efforts of committed and creative teacher educators to improve their teacher education programs. It describes the accomplishments of individuals (and in part the programs in which they work) who have overcome many of the hurdles teacher educators typically face. These individuals have made a difference in the lives of their students, their colleagues, and many classroom teachers. The book presents research on 15 different teacher education programs and describes individual renewal efforts. The stories -- including both the successes and challenges -- are inspiring and informative. In this age of accountability these teacher educators have used a range of research methods to gather data on their work and in turn used it to guide future decisions. The text includes examples of both large scale research and individual efforts. The common thread among the authors is a commitment to "walking the talk."

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Exploring the Concept of Dialogue in the Self-Study of Teaching Practices

    Peggy Placier, Stefinee Pinnegar, Mary Lynn Hamilton, Karen Guilfoyle

    Pages 51-64

  • Theater of the Oppressed as an Instructional Practice

    Peggy Placier, Karen S. Cockrell, Suzanne Burgoyne, Sharon Welch, Helen Neville, Jite Eferakorho

    Pages 131-146

  • The Impact of a Preservice Teacher Education Program on Language Arts Teaching Practices

    Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck

    Pages 243-259

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making a Difference in Teacher Education Through Self-Study
Book Subtitle
Studies of Personal, Professional and Program Renewal
Editors
  • Clare Kosnik
  • Clive Beck
  • Anne R. Freese
  • Anastasia P. Samaras
Series Title
Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3528-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3528-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3527-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8791-2
Series ISSN
1875-3620
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 260
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