Search results for: Kennedy Mary M.
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This article examines the author's efforts to parse teaching practice into lists of discrete procedures. It argues that the teacher educators need to pay less attention to the visible behaviors of teaching and more attention to the purposes that are served by those behaviors. As a way to begin a conversation about parsing teachers’ purposes, the author offers a proposal for conceptualizing teaching as a practice that entails five persistent problems, each of which presents a difficult challenge to teachers, and all of which compete for teachers’ attention.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2017
This article addresses a set of dilemmas that are associated with teaching, then with teacher education, and finally with the relation or linkage between the two. The authors also note the powerful role that inequality plays in any account of occupational competence in teaching, then conclude by exploring contemporary approaches to the reform or improvement of teacher education as a means of developing occupational competence.
Updated: May. 06, 2012
In this article, the author challenges the notion that boldness is an inherently good thing. The author argues against the pursuit of boldness per se. In fact, the author argues that bold ideas are part of our problem, for by definition they are unrealistic. Ultimately, bold ideas fail because they don’t take real circumstances into account. The author examines four versions of the concept of boldness and show why each ultimately offers false hope.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010