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Teacher Education through Active Engagement


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Foreword Stephen J. Ball Part 1: The Politics of Teaching and Teacher Education Power Struggles Over Teacher Qualifications Lori Beckett. RAISEonline, Half-Truths and Other Fictions about Attainment Gaps Jon E. C. Tan Part 2: Aspects of the New Policy Landscape 'Someone to Watch Over Me': Observations and Scrutiny in the Classroom Joanne Pearson and Nick Mitchell. Moulding or Shaping? The Role of the Teacher Mentor in the Preparation of New Teachers Helen Mitchell. (Disturbing) New School-University Partnerships d'Reen Struthers Part 3: Curriculum, Pedagogies and Assessment Teaching the Teachers: Contesting the Curriculum Kate Hoskins and Meg Maguire. Where is Pedagogy in Teaching and Teacher Education? The Production of Pre-Fabricated Teachers Martin Mills and Jane Mitchell. The Thorny Issue of Assessment Jonathan Doherty Part 4: What Matters? The Challenge for Policy and Practice The Standards Cage: A Contradictory Politics of Control Jo-Anne Reid and Marie Brennan. Regimes of Control and Teacher Educators' Janus Face? Ciaran Sugrue. The Struggle for Social Justice: A Focus on Students in Poverty Shereen Benjamin and Terry Wrigley Part 5: Practioners Reply STOP! Cloning Teachers as Stepford Wives Nikie Arthurs. Teachers' Politicisation Baljeet Ghale and Lori Beckett. Afterword Melissa Benn.

About the Author

Lori Beckett is the Winifred Mercier Professor of Teacher Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Initially trained as a health and physical education teacher, Lori has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years, in schools, in the public education lobby and in teacher education in Australia and England.

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