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              Changing Patterns of Power: Social Regulation and Teacher Education Reform
               

              Changing Patterns of Power: Social Regulation and Teacher Education Reform (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Popkewitz, Thomas S.

              The reform of teacher education has been a focal point of state action in industrial countries since the early 1980s. Given this convergence of educational and governmental activity, the studies presented here are a significant departure from conventional discourse on reform, bec...ause they explore the ways that social regulation and political power operate through the processes of educational reform. This book considers the reform of teacher education to be an integral part of the larger system of social regulation that takes place in the arena of schooling. Reforms in teacher education involve complex sets of interactions among and within social institutions. These interactions help shape power relations and patterns of social regulation that operate through state, university, and school interactions. Nevertheless, the patterns that give direction and value to teacher education are not easily discerned in public discussions of educational change. Instead, many of the most important regulatory aspects of teacher education reform are partly obscured by a public discourse that focuses attention on formal responses to socioeconomic events, and that tends to divert critical attention away from the power that is exercised-and the interests that are served-during reform. This volume presents studies of reform in Australia, Finland, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Although these countries differ in their political and social histories, rates and levels of industrialization, and patterns of educational practice, there is a striking commonality in both the strategies that are employed to reform teacher education, and in the nature of social regulation that is a concomitant of reform.
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              ISBN 9780791414484
              Publisher State University of New York P
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              Series SUNY Series, Teacher Preparation and Development
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              Preparing for Inclusive Teaching: Meeting the Challenges of Teacher Education Reform
                

              Preparing for Inclusive Teaching: Meeting the Challenges of Teacher Education Reform (Hardback)

              Edited by Bondy, Elizabeth; Ross, Dorene D.; Tom, Alan R.

              A resource to help institutions navigate the choppy waters of reform.

              ISBN 9780791463574
              Publisher State University of New York P
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              Series SUNY Series, Teacher Preparation and Development
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              Changing American Education: Recapturing the Past or Inventing the Future?
               

              Changing American Education: Recapturing the Past or Inventing the Future? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Borman, Kathryn M.; Greenman, Nancy P.

              School change and educational reform are discussed constantly by the media. Despite a decade of frenzied interest, there is little consensus on the most fundamental issues. The terminology of school reform remains unclear, obscured by ideological rhetoric. What is meant by terms ...such as school restructuring, site-based management, and teacher education reform ? This book examines social changes affecting education; amplifies case studies of school change; and analyzes the gap between the rhetoric and reality of educational reform. Changing American Education examines the nature of comprehensive, large-scale historical and social changes that contextualize educational reform and amplifies the meaning of lessons learned by those who have assisted in change efforts. The authors draw upon rich case material that documents the possibilities and hazards awaiting those who undertake reform of educational practice and structures. They also examine how the rhetoric of educational change may fall short of the reality, as translated to processes and practices at different levels of the enterprise.
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              ISBN 9780791416600
              Publisher State University of New York P
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              Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams: The Challenges of Professional Development Schools
               

              Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams: The Challenges of Professional Development Schools (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Johnston-Parsons, Marilyn; Brosnan, Patti; Cramer, Don; Dove, Tim

              Examines Professional Development Schools, or teaching schools, and the myriad complex issues, from policy to personnel, that surround their operation.

              ISBN 9780791444665
              Publisher State University of New York P
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Counternarratives: Studies of Teacher Education and Becoming and Being a Teacher
               

              Counternarratives: Studies of Teacher Education and Becoming and Being a Teacher (Hardback)

              By Bullough Jr., Robert V.

              Relying on local, self, and historical studies, this book argues for better - not best - practices in teaching and teacher education.

              ISBN 9780791473139
              Publisher State University of New York P
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Profiles of Preservice Teacher Education: Inquiry into the Nature of Programs
               

              Profiles of Preservice Teacher Education: Inquiry into the Nature of Programs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Howey, Kenneth R.; Zimpher, Nancy L.

              The authors allow students and faculty to speak in their own voices to tell the story of how teachers are prepared for their important roles as educators of the nation's children. This book provides in-depth, personal descriptions of how elementary teachers are prepared in six di...verse schools and colleges of education, ranging from the program in a small liberal arts college to those embedded in major research-oriented universities. The richly woven descriptions (gained through intensive observations and interviews) provide a balanced picture of the situation and context of teacher education today. Howey and Zimpher conclude the descriptions with an insightful cross-institutional analysis of the problems and issues uncovered and suggest a provocative set of characteristics that appear to contribute to an effective program of teacher education.
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              ISBN 9780887069741
              Publisher State University of New York P
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              Teachers' Everyday Use of Imagination and Intuition: In Pursuit of the Elusive Image
               

              Teachers' Everyday Use of Imagination and Intuition: In Pursuit of the Elusive Image (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jagla, Virginia M.

              This book offers a provocative look at the significant roles that imagination and intuition play in the daily operation of teachers' classrooms. The author explores the idea of creativity in education as it relates to being spontaneous, open, confident, experienced, and familiar.... Readers are invited to envision how the classroom comes alive by pondering the themes of Interaction, Connections and Context, Storytelling and Emotion-Excitement, Love, and Caring through the stories of teachers. Jagla explores ways of fostering imagination and intuition with preservice and inservice teachers and provides ways of encouraging students to use their own imaginations and intuitive processes. The book provides an exciting mix of original anecdotes, literature review, and insightful analysis.
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              ISBN 9780791420980
              Publisher State University of New York P
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series SUNY Series, Teacher Preparation and Development
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              Redesigning Teaching: Professionalism or Bureaucracy?
               

              Redesigning Teaching: Professionalism or Bureaucracy? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Firestone, William A.; Bader, Beth D.

              Redesigning Teaching provides concrete case studies of school districts implementing teacher reforms. The cases describe the changes, give the history and dynamics of each project, examine how teachers respond to new policies and procedures, and tell how state policy affects loca...l efforts to change teaching. The book also suggests that while short-term improvements can be accomplished through bureaucracy, serious reform requires professionalization. The authors identify challenges that state governments, school administrators, and teachers' associations must face if they really want to professionalize teaching.
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              ISBN 9780791411247
              Publisher State University of New York P
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              Toward a New Science of Educational Testing and Assessment
               

              Toward a New Science of Educational Testing and Assessment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Berlak, Harold; Newmann, Fred M.; Adams, Elizabeth; Archbald, Doug A.; Burgess, Tyrell

              The authors of this book question the assumptions of the psychometric paradigm that underlie virtually all criterion-referenced and standardized tests used in North American schools. They make a compelling case for a new science of educational testing and assessment, one that shi...fts decision making from central administration to individual schools and communities. Harold Berlak argues that the concept of tests as scientific instruments validated by technical experts is anachronistic and self-contradictory. He makes a case for a contextual paradigm, an approach which assumes that consensus on educational goals and national testing programs is neither possible nor desireable. Assessment practices in a democratic society must acknowledge and affirm differences in values, beliefs, and material interests among individuals and groups over the purposes and practices of schooling.
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              ISBN 9780791408780
              Publisher State University of New York P
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              Learning from Experience: Memory and the Teacher's Account of Teaching
               

              Learning from Experience: Memory and the Teacher's Account of Teaching (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ben-Peretz, Miriam

              This book is about the development of teachers'professional knowledge.

              ISBN 9780791423042
              Publisher State University of New York P
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