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Learning Teaching from Teachers : Realising the Potential of School-Based Teacher Education - Hazel Hagger

Learning Teaching from Teachers

Realising the Potential of School-Based Teacher Education

Paperback Published: 1st October 2006
ISBN: 9780335202928
Number Of Pages: 208

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"The impressive strengths of this book are its breadth of scope, the depth of its grounding in the real life of schools, its clarity of structure and argument, and its far-reaching suggestions for reforming school-based teacher education. The book also demonstrates, in every chapter, the authors’ unwavering, though not uncritical, regard for the profession of teaching."
Lesley Saunders, Professional Development Today

The move to school-based initial teacher education has opened up exciting opportunities for student teachers to learn from practising teachers' expertise. However, making the most of these opportunities is not straightforward, since much of that expertise is embedded in practice and rarely articulated.

The book:

  • Brings together a wide range of research on teachers' expertise and beginning teachers' learning
  • Reports a research project on helping student teachers to gain access to experienced teachers' expertise
  • Considers the wider implications of that research for the development of school-based initial teacher education
  • Explores how school-based initial teacher education can be improved if it is professionally planned in an informed and well thought-out way
  • Shows how curricula can be developed to help student teachers learn from experienced teachers and from everyday life in schools
  • Makes suggestions for initiatives to improve school-based initial teacher education
  • Examines the conditions that are necessary for school-based initial teacher education to realize its full potential
Learning Teaching from Teachers is a key text for all teacher educators, including school-based mentors. It is also important reading for teachers involved in Masters courses in mentoring and teacher education.

Introduction
The case for school-based teacher education
The nature of classroom expertise School-based teacher education a new approach
Gaining access to experienced teachers' knowledge and expertise
An experiment in the modelling of teachers' professional craft knowledge
Creating the conditions for focused attention on teachers' classroom practice
The effectiveness of the procedure
Conditions for effective school-based teacher education Schools as learning organizations
Curricula for school-based initial teacher education
Teaching methods for school-based initial teacher education Looking forward
Index
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ISBN: 9780335202928
ISBN-10: 0335202926
Series: Developing Teacher Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.5  x 1.3