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What – If Anything – Do Standards Do in Education? Topological Registrations of Standardising Work in Teacher Education
This article is interested in the doings of educational standards. Accordingly, the authors follow a strange and peculiar thing and traces how it gets to work in localised practices. Building on Bruno Latour’s exercises of socio-technical analysis, various modes to register and describe these practices are being put to the test.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2014
As one component of a program improvement grant provided by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEPs), the authors’ teacher preparation program (TPP) underwent substantial program redesign. In this article, the authors provide a detailed overview of the process they undertook to revamp their program based on the fundamental question, “Upon graduation, what should our graduates know and be able to do?”
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
The present article offers a theoretical analysis of three temporal perspectives: (a) clock time, measured in objective, linear units; (b) socially constructed time, experienced subjectively according to social and cultural context; and (c) virtual time, a new category that synthesizes emergent temporal theory in the digital age.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2014
Searching High and Searching Low, Searching East and Searching West: Looking For Trust in Teacher Education
This article reviewed 10 papers. These papers demonstrated that those associated with teacher education, from the policy, research and practice arenas, are currently searching to ensure that the teachers who graduate from an increasing array of programmes, have the skills, attitudes and dispositions to support high levels of student achievement in schools. Several key issues that have emerged from the reviewed articles. The first issue is whether teaching is a craft or a profession. The issue whether the role of teacher is a profession or a craft has implications on how teacher educators view themselves, as practitioners or researchers. Finally, this review describes the lack of trust being shown by politicians and communities in number of countries to both teachers and teacher educators.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2014
The current article provides an overview of the background and the processes at play in the current reshaping of teacher education in Scotland. The authors reviewed policy documents and reports regarding the teacher education system in Scotland. The article starts with the developments emanating in the past decade from the McCrone Report and finishes with the recent Donaldson Report. The article concludes that the teacher education system in Scotland has been strongly influenced by needing to connect with the two dominant existing policies relating, respectively, to teachers’ work and conditions and to curriculum reform.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2013
Local and Global – Conflicting Perspectives? The Place of Overseas Practicum in Preservice Teacher Education
This study explores the teaching development of a group of 24 preservice teachers from a regional university on a placement in Beijing. The findings indicate that it is precisely the difference in teaching contexts that enables professional development in key areas of professional standards.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013
As education reform shifts the focus to college and career readiness, approaches for setting performance standards need to be revised. The authors argue that the focus on assessing student readiness can move performance standards toward an increasingly empirical grounding, and leading to better guideposts for instructional improvement. Specifically, the authors describe and illustrate the processes and practices associated with evidence-based standard setting.
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013
The Common Core State Standards’ Quantitative Text Complexity Trajectory: Figuring Out How Much Complexity Is Enough
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) set a controversial aspirational, quantitative trajectory for text complexity exposure for readers throughout the grades, aiming for all high school graduates to be able to independently read complex college and workplace texts. The authors extend and elaborate the CCSS presentation and discussion, proposing that decisions about shifting quantitative text complexity levels in schools requires more than implementation of a single, static standard. This article proposes a rigorous two-part analytical strategy for decision making surrounding the quantitative trajectory standard.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013
In this article, the author drew on his professional and personal history to explore some of the prominent features that have shaped his own teacher educator identity. The author concludes that despite the uncertain conditions for the development of professional identity in the field of teacher education, his relationships with his colleagues and his students have shaped his identity as teacher educator.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
The Penetration of Technocratic Logic into the Educational Field: Rationalizing Schooling from the Progressives to the Present
This article compares three major movements demanding accountability in American education across: The efficiency reforms of the Progressive Era; The movement toward accountability in the late 1960s and early 1970s; and The modern standards and accountability movement, culminating in No Child Left Behind. This paper considers the three movements as cases of school “rationalization” in the Weberian sense in that each sought to reduce variation and discretion across schools in favor of increasingly formal systems of standardized top-down control.
Updated: Jul. 03, 2013