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Contradictions and Tensions in the Place of Teachers in Educational Reform: Reflections on Teacher Preparation in the USA and Namibia
This article examines recent education and teacher education reforms in the USA and Namibia. It analyzes two tensions that have been a central part of debates about teacher quality and teacher education in many parts of the world: whether we should prepare teachers as technicians or as reflective practitioners. Furthermore, the article examines whether we should prepare teachers for teacher-centered or learner-centered instruction.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2009
Educational action research was carried out between 2003 and 2006, focusing on developing high-school teachers' professional autonomy belonging to the scientific area in poor communes of the ninth Region de la Araucana, Chile. The research is contextualized in the Chilean educational reality and based on each of the stages of the action research cycles - planning, action, observation, and reflection. The educational processes towards developing teacher's autonomy that took place during the three years of the project are described here.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2008