Towards teaching in partnership : lessons still to be learned

McWilliam, Erica & O'Brien, Peter (1993) Towards teaching in partnership : lessons still to be learned. South Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 21(1), pp. 45-50.

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This article seeks to analyse current dilemmas in responding to calls to narrow 'the gap' between academic and school culture in the area of preservice teacher preparation. It critiques traditional practices and current policies which focus on the narrowly vocational at the expense of the contextual. Further, it acknowledges the problems in the teaching of theory as it has been traditionally understood. Finally, it assesses the benefits for teachers and academics of forms of pedagogical partnership and the likelihood of progress in this area, and suggest that a number of fundamental changes need to be made in academic culture for genuine partnerships to become a reality.

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ID Code: 53316
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Teacher education, Teacher education policy, Teacher education practicum
DOI: 10.1080/0311213930210106
ISSN: 0311-2136
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 26 Aug 2012 23:07
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2012 23:07

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