Spatialised metaphors of practice: How teacher educators engage with professional standards for teachers

Ryan, Mary E. & Bourke, Theresa (2016) Spatialised metaphors of practice: How teacher educators engage with professional standards for teachers. Critical Studies in Education. (In Press)

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Preservice teacher educators, both nationally and internationally, must negotiate a plethora of expectations including using Professional Standards to enhance teacher quality. In Australia, the recent Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) report highlighted weak application of Standards in Initial Teacher Education (ITE). However, recent findings suggest that education stakeholders feel positive about the implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs). This study responds to these differing viewpoints by exploring how teacher educators in a large metropolitan university in Australia account for the use of Standards in their work. Discourse analytic techniques in conjunction with socio-spatial theory make visible particular metaphors of practice as teacher educators negotiate the real-and-imagined spaces of regulated teacher education programs. The findings highlight the importance of investigating the utility of Standards in the lived experiences of teacher educators, as they are responsible for preparing quality, classroom ready graduates.

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ID Code: 95553
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: professional standards, initial teacher education, teacher education, spatial theory, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2016.1185641
ISSN: 1750-8487
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 16 May 2016 00:47
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2016 13:14

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