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The purpose of this paper is to examine how institutional norms are enforced through surveillance within a religious university. The eight participants were full-time faculty in a graduate-level teacher licensure program. The participants discussed four themes which illuminate how the surveillance of norms and self-discipline functioned at the university: the university, academic culture, religion and whiteness, and sexism. The data revealed that participants carefully chose what to say – or not say – as they discussed race and racial identity development and as they pondered what it means to be a white teacher educator in a predominantly white context.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2014
This article presents an example of the use of peer review in teacher education. The participants were 60 pre-service secondary school teachers enrolled at the Melbourne campus of the Australian Catholic University. This study has shown that peer review has the potential to improve skills and pedagogical techniques for the classroom of future teachers. In addition, the participants in this study tended to view feedback from the peer review in a positive light even in situations where they found the feedback to be strongly critical of their work.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2013
This article sheds new light on the relationship between theory and practice through an analysis of empirical findings recorded in a subject-oriented action research project. In this article the author is asking whether findings from the project are pointing towards pedagogical approaches possible to categorize on a meta-level, and in which way these detected approaches shed new light upon the relationship between theory and practice in teacher education.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
Is Action Research a Contradiction in Terms? Do Communities of Practice Mean the End of Educational Research as We Know It? Some Remarks Based on One Recent Example of Religious Education Research
The author considers the claim that the nature and merits of both action research and communities of practice are contested. The author describes three strands of argument. Firstly, action research is not necessarily a contradiction in terms. Secondly, communities of practice are not necessarily the end of educational research as a discipline in its own right. Thirdly, however, Hammersley’s critique raises important issues about professional knowledge development, inviting interaction between propositional and workplace knowledge.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013
The Retention Question in Context-Specific Teacher Education: Do Beginning Teachers and Their Program Leaders See Teachers' Future Career Eye to Eye
This article discusses the challenge of retaining teachers in hard-to-staff schools. Hence, the paper examines how it is addressed in three context specific teacher education programs, which prepare teachers to teach in urban public, urban Catholic, and Jewish Day Schools in U.S.A. The findings of this study suggest that counter to teaching force trends teachers from the three programs that the authors studied expressed high motivation to serve as teachers or leaders in their particular schools and communities.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
The utility of Lave and Wenger's social theory of learning can be evaluated through specific case studies which enhance our understanding of how education proceeds in diverse contexts. Here the author provides an ethnographic case study of the training of Caribbean-born Hindu pandits (priests) living and working in Queens, New York. In order to explicate the process by which people are moved into the social roles of “pandit-in-training” and “pandit,” the author shifts between interviewees’ words, vignettes of their actions and her interpretation of communities of practice and its relevance for mapping the education of Hindu pandits.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2009