Moore's insightful text explores and makes better sense of professional practice by examining that practice in the context of popular views. The book identifies and elaborates three dominant discourses of good teaching:
* the competent craftsperson, currently favoured by central governments
* the reflective practitioner, which continues to get widespread support among teacher trainers and educators
* the charismatic subject, whose popular appeal is evidenced in filmic and other media representations of teaching.
All of these are critiqued on the basis of their capacity both to help and to hinder improved practice and understandings of practice. In particular, it is argued that the discourses all have a tendency, if not checked, to over-emphasise the individual teacher's or student teacher's responsibility for successful and unsuccessful classroom encounters, and to understate the role of the wider society and education system in such successes and failures.
Winner of a Society for Education Studies book prize in 2005, this is a well-informed source of advice and support for teachers and anyone considering teaching as a career.
|'The Good Teacher': Themes and Issues|
|'Being a Good Teacher - influences and calls|
|Identifying the Good Teacher - shifting concepts|
|'Made in Heaven' - charismatic concepts|
|The Training Discourse - competent craftspersons|
|The Appeal of Reason - reflective practitioners|
|The Pragmatic Turn - occupying the comfort zone|
|The Reflexive Turn - beyond the comfort zone Afterword: Reclaiming Teaching|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 20th May 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1