Practice Makes Practice: A Critical Study of Learning to Teach, Revised Edition

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SUNY Press, Apr 9, 2003 - Education - 289 pages
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While the research on teacher education continues to proliferate, Practice Makes Practice remains the discipline’s indispensable classic text. Drawing upon critical ethnography, this new edition of this best-selling book asks the question, what does learning to teach do and mean to newcomers and to those who surround them? Deborah P. Britzman writes poignantly of the struggle for significance and the contradictory realities of secondary teaching. She offers a theory of difficulty in learning and explores why the blaming of individuals is so prevalent in education.


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Introduction to the Revised Edition
Contradictory Realities in Learning to Teach
The Structure of Experience and the Experience of Structure
The Jamie Owl Stories
The Jack August Stories

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Deborah P. Britzman is Distinguished Research Professor at York University. She is the author of many books, including The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions; After-Education: Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning; and Lost Subjects, Contested Objects: Toward a Psychoanalytic Inquiry of Learning, all published by SUNY Press.

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