Critical Perspectives on the Curriculum of Teacher Education

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Thomas Stewart Poetter, Thomas Lee Goodney, Jennifer L. Bird
University Press of America, 2004 - Education - 182 pages
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Critical Perspectives on the Curriculum of Teacher Education is a collection of papers, written by students in a widely recognized doctoral program in curriculum and educational leadership. The editors have compiled these papers to discuss key ideas and present new possibilities for teachers, in terms of formal and informal curriculum interventions. This book will challenge readers to rethink long-standing assumptions that pass for conventional wisdom in the field.
 

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Contents

The Other Side of the Technical in Learning to Teach Reapproaching Humanistic Tenets for Teacher Education
1
NCATE Wolf in Shepherds Clothes
19
Teacher Education Critical Transitivity A Combination for Combating Commercialism in Schools?
41
How Are We Perpetuating Class Distinctions? Assessing the Requirements of New Secondary CareerTechnical Teachers in Kentucky
53
Going It Alone One Story
71
My Multigenre Journey
85
Chalk Dust and Gold Stars Performing Teacher Feminist Inquiry and Their Implications for Reconstructing Teacher Education
105
Nurturing the Spirit in Teacher Education
123
Searching for Democratic Teacher Education
139
Battling the Discourses of Fear and Containment in Schooling and Teacher Education
155
Bibliography
177
About the Authors
179
Index
181
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Thomas S. Poetter holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is an Associate Professor of Curriculum in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Poetter is the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles on curriculum, teacher education, teacher research, and school reform as well as several books including The Education of Sam Sanders (AuthorHouse, 2003).

Thomas L. Goodney holds an M.A. in Speech from Miami University and is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He is the principal at Fairbanks High School in Milford Center, Ohio.

Jennifer L. Bird holds bachelors and masters degrees in English Education from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University.

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