In recent years there has been a new mood in teacher education. The emphasis is on professional studies, on encouraging trainee teachers to think intelligently about how to tackle problems of the classroom.This book surveys the developments which are taking it further in both Britain and North America. It goes on to argue the case for consolidating the new approach in a thoughtful, structured and comprehensive way. It argues that teacher education should be regarded as a discipline in its own right; that teacher education should be increasingly school focused and problem-centered; that it needs to blend theory more effectively with practice. It argues that teacher training programmes should prepare teachers for an uncertain future in a changing world. This calls for an emphasis on process rather than content in programmes and the preparing of teachers who are self-directed.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction – RETHINKING TEACHER EDUCATION, DavidHopkins, KenReid; section1 BACKGROUND; Chapter 2 A HISTORY OF POSTGRADUATE INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES, 1880–1980, GeraldBernbaum, HelenPatrick, SheilaJackson, KenReid; Chapter 3 RECENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS IN TEACHER EDUCATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES, KenReid; section2 POSTGRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES; Chapter 4 POSTGRADUATE INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE SPITE PROJECT, GeraldBernbaum, HelenPatrick, KenReid; Chapter 5 THE POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION, TEACHING PRACTICE AND THE PROBATIONARY YEAR, KenReid; section3 A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE; Chapter 6 CHARACTERISTICS OF FACULTIES OF EDUCATION, Marvin F.Wideen; Chapter 7 DRIFT AND THE PROBLEM OF CHANGE IN CANADIAN TEACHER EDUCATION, DavidHopkins; section4 – TEACHING PRACTICE; Chapter 8 MAKING PERFECT? – FORM AND STRUCTURE IN TEACHING PRACTICE, DavidHopkins; Chapter 9 PARTNERSHIP SUPERVISION (OR GOLDHAMMER REVISITED), JeanRuddick, AlanSigsworth; section5 CURRENT ISSUES; Chapter 10 SUBJECT CENTRED AND SCHOOL BASED TEACHER TRAINING IN THE POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (PGCE), JimEggleston; Chapter 11 INTEGRATING THEORY AND PRACTICE, MichaelFullan; Chapter 12 INITAL TRAINING NEEDS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, DavidThomas; section6 FUTURE PERSPECTIVES; Chapter 13 THE FUTURE FOR TEACHER EDUCATION, WilliamTaylor;
David Hopkins, Ken Reid