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Embracing Philosophy and Raising the Standard of Pre-service Teacher Education Programs

Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S., Curtis, Elizabeth M., & Mergler, Amanda G. (2010) Embracing Philosophy and Raising the Standard of Pre-service Teacher Education Programs. In Lovat, Terence, Toomey, Ron, & Clement, Neville (Eds.) International Research Handbook on Values Education and Student Wellbeing. Springer, pp. 377-394.

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Abstract

In this chapter, a rationale is developed for incorporating philosophy into teacher training programs as a means of both preparing quality teachers for the 21st century and meeting the expectations detailed in the professional standards established by the statutory authority that regulates the profession in Queensland, the Queensland College of Teaching is presented. Furthermore, in-service teachers from Buranda State School, a Brisbane primary school that has been successfully teaching philosophy to its students for over 10 years, shares their experiences of teaching philosophy and how it has enhanced student learning and the quality of teaching and professionalism of the teachers. Finally, the implications of embedding philosophy into teacher training programs are explored in terms of developing the personal integrity of beginning teachers.

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ID Code: 38493
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Values Education, Philosophy, HERN
ISBN: 9789048186747
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer.
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2010 11:15
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 14:59

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