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Selecting Teaching Practice Schools across Social Contexts: Conceptual and Policy Challenges from South Africa
The article explores the question of placing student teachers for their field experience in schools for a diversity of social and educational conditions in South Africa. It outlines the criteria that a sample of teacher educators uses for placing student teachers in ‘suitable’ schools, and relates these criteria to placements in challenging social and educational contexts.Different conceptual models for understanding the link between Teaching Practice placements and a social justice approach to teacher education have been outlined, and a position advanced for understanding and developing the elements of the different models within their particular historical context. These conceptual models are helpful but not sufficient to capture the aspirations, pressures and dilemmas involved in preparing teachers for a range of schooling contexts.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
The paper discusses practitioner inquiry in a South African context. It begins by outlining the changing policy context in the country, particularly since the advent of democracy in 1994. The paper investigates some issues and dilemmas arising from this context, including considerations of why teachers do research, and what promotes and hinders research in schools. The implications of these changes for practitioner inquiry are then discussed.
Updated: May. 18, 2009