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The Political Dimension In Teacher Education : Comparative Perspectives On Policy Formation, Socialization And Society - Beverly Lindsay

The Political Dimension In Teacher Education

Comparative Perspectives On Policy Formation, Socialization And Society

Paperback Published: 28th February 1995
ISBN: 9780750703932
Number Of Pages: 296

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In-service and teacher training programmes are based on policies and practices built by individuals and groups. This book examines teacher education and its relationship with power and society, specifically power relations involving social class, racial/ethnic and gender issues evident in living environments, religious institutions and professional associations and unions. The contributions in this book consider various aspects of education policy formation, focusing on teacher education and including questions on the location of teacher education programmes, their funding, the knowledge that students gain, the curriculum content and evaluation procedures employed in teacher education programmes. The effect of educational policy formation on teachers is considered, together with an exploration of the political dimension on potential and actual teachers. This leads to an inquiry into the process through which students on teacher education programmes acquire or develop their political identities and orientations which may influence their future actions as teachers. Comparative case studies highlight the centrality of politics in teacher education. These case studies are worldwide and include Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Conceptual Introductionp. 1
Conceptualizing the Political Dimension in Teacher Educationp. 3
Teacher Education Policy Formationp. 21
Teacher Education Policy in Englandp. 22
Politics of Teacher Education in New South Wales, Australiap. 40
Teacher Education, Reform and the Politics of Knowledge in the United Statesp. 54
Teacher Education in Search of a Metaphor: Defining the Relationship Between Teachers, Teaching, and the State in Chinap. 76
Social and Political Contexts of Policy Formation in Teacher Education in Sri Lankap. 99
The Dynamics of Extending an Integrated Rural Teacher Education Project in Sierra Leonep. 121
The Shaping of Secondary Teacher Preparation in Post-Independence Burkina Fasop. 140
Sociopolitical Realities and Teacher Education in a New South Africap. 162
Political Socialization of Teachersp. 175
Student Teaching as Social Reproduction: An Ethnography in Appalachia in the United Statesp. 177
Preparing Teachers for Gender Politics in Germany: The State, the Church, and Political Socializationp. 197
Contradictions, Resistance and Incorporation in the Political Socialization of Educators in Mexicop. 216
Transforming Teacher Education in Papua New Guinea: A Framework for Sustainable Professional Development in Community Teachers Collegesp. 243
Implications for a Transformative Agenda in Teacher Educationp. 263
Transforming Teacher Education, Schooling, and Society: Lessons Learned and Political Commitmentsp. 265
Notes on Contributorsp. 277
Author Indexp. 280
Subject Indexp. 282
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ISBN: 9780750703932
ISBN-10: 0750703938
Series: The Wisconsin Series of Teac
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 28th February 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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