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This article examines the challenges and the promises of complexity theory as a framework for teacher education research. One purpose is to elaborate the basic tenets of complexity theory, summarize its previous uses, and identify key challenges. A second purpose is to propose a new research platform that combines complexity theory with critical realism (CT-CR) and prompts a new set of empirical questions and research methods. This article concludes that the combination of complexity theory and critical realism offers a unique platform for teacher education research, which has theoretical consistency, methodological integrity, and practical significance.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2016
This article analyses efforts at one institution to respond to demands for higher education accountability through the development and implementation of an institution-specific, programme-level model of assessment and accountability. In conclusion, the authors suggest that the programme-specific accountability model with the four components they have elaborated on in this article is potentially applicable to any higher education institution or programme seeking to respond to internal and external accountability demands.
Updated: May. 26, 2011
The participants in Boston College's 'Teachers for a New Era' Evidence Team designed a portfolio of assessments and studies in order to make decisions about teacher education policy and practice that were informed by research and evidence. This paper describes one project in the portfolio - a series of surveys that trace teacher candidates' experiences over time and track shifts in these experiences as respondents progress from students during the pre-service period to teachers in the first few years of work in the profession.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009