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Countering insularity in teacher education: academic work on pre-service courses in nursing, social work and teacher education
The issues of second order practice are examined in this article which compares teacher educators and educators of preservice courses for nurses and social workers. The article highlights teaching in higher education, research for scholarship, contribution to the original professional field and service to the university, as elements that bolster professional practices. Another discussion centers around tensions created for professional educators when they consider imperatives of both higher education and professional fields.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2007