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In Search of Subjectivities

An Educational Philosophy and Theory Teacher Education Reader, Volume II, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael A. Peters, Marek Tesar


206 pages

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While traditionally identified as a practice-based endeavour, the many dimensions of teacher education raise important philosophical issues that emphasise the centrality of ethics to questions of relationality and professional practice. This second volume of the Educational Philosophy and Theory reader series demonstrates the continuing relevance of philosophical approaches to the field of teacher education.

The collection of texts focuses on a wide range of topics, including teacher education in a cross-cultural context, the notion of unsuccessful teaching, democratic teacher education, the reflective teacher, the ethics and politics of teacher identity, and subjectivity and performance in teaching. Chapters also explore teacher education based on experiential learning as ‘experience’, demonstrating the continuing relevance of philosophical approaches to the field.

In Search of Subjectivities will interest academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, teacher education, experiential philosophy, ethics, policy and politics of education, and professional practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Birth of Educational Research, Teacher Education and the Turn to Practice: From Practitioner Knowledge and Communities of Practice to Evidence-Based Policy and Practice Michael A. Peters and Marek Tesar

1. In Search of Subjectivity: A reflection of a Teacher Educator in a Cross-cultural Context Cheu-jey Lee

2. Exemplary Teacher Induction: An international review Edward R. Howe

3. Unsuccessful Teaching. W. F. Hare

4. Teaching, Monitoring and Examining. Colin Wringe

5. Passmore's Philosophy of Teaching. John Kleinig

6. Retaining the Philosophy of Education in Teacher Education Hugo McCann & Bevis Yaxley

7. Teacher Education in a Democracy. Allen T. Pearson

8. Beyond the Reflective Teacher. Terence H. McLaughlin

9. Return of the Teacher. Nigel Tubbs

10. Deterritorializations: Putting postmodernism to work on teacher education and inclusion. Julie Allan

11. The Ethico‐politics of Teacher Identity. Matthew Clarke

12. Teachers and Teaching: Subjectivity, performativity and the body. M. J. Vick & Carissa Martinez

13. Miss, What's My Name? New teacher identity as a question of reciprocal ontological security. Jim Mcnally & Allan Blake

About the Editors

Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and Emeritus Professor in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the executive editor of the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Marek Tesar is a Lecturer in Education at The University of Auckland, New Zealand with a focus on philosophy of education and childhood studies. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Educational Philosophy and Theory.

About the Series

Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice

The EPAT Editor's Choice series comprises innovative and influential articles drawn from the Educational Philosophy and Theory journal archives, spanning 46 volumes, from 1969. Each volume represents a selection of important articles that respond to and focus on a particular theme, celebrating and emphasizing the heritage and history of the work, as well as the cutting edge contemporary contributions available. The series will create a rich vertical collection across five decades of seminal scholarship, contextualizing and elevating specific themes, scholars and their work. The EPAT Editor, Michael A. Peters, introduces each volume, the theme, and the work selected within that volume.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects