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Middle years teacher education : new programs and research directions

Pendergast, Donna, Whitehead, K., de Jong, T., Newhouse-Maiden, L., & Bahr, Nan (2007) Middle years teacher education : new programs and research directions. Australian Educational Researcher, 34(2), pp. 73-90.

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Abstract

Teacher education programs focussing on the development of specialist teachers for 'the middle years' have proliferated in Australian universities in recent years. This paper provides some insights into middle years' teacher education programs at the University of Queensland, Edith Cowan and Flinders Universities with regard to their: philosophical underpinnings; specific educational context; scope and nature of the program. In addition, some of the research directions and efficacy strategies utilised in conjunction with the programs will be shared, along with some early findings from a longitudinal study in one of the programs. We propose that the pattern of programmatic growth heralds a new time for teacher education, and we speculate about the production of new kinds of teacher identities as graduates take their place in the profession.

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ID Code: 26615
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Teacher education, identity, middle school
ISSN: 0311-6999
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Association of Research Education
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2009 13:13
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:54

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