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Teaching As A Reflective Practice

Author: Ian Westbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136601708
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This volume presents a mix of translations of classical and modern papers from the German Didaktik tradition, newly prepared essays by German scholars and practitioners writing from within the tradition, and interpretive essays by U.S. scholars. It brings this tradition, which virtually dominated German curricular thought and teacher education until the 1960s when American curriculum theory entered Germany--and which is now experiencing a renaissance--to the English-speaking world, where it has been essentially unknown. The intent is to capture in one volume the core (at least) of the tradition of Didaktik and to communicate its potential relevance to English-language curricularists and teacher educators. It introduces a theoretical tradition which, although very different in almost every respect from those we know, offers a set of approaches that suggest ways of thinking about problems of reflection on curricular and teaching praxis (the core focus of the tradition) which the editors believe are accessible to North American readers--with appropriate "translation." These ways of thinking and related praxis are very relevant to notions such as reflective teaching and the discourse on teachers as professionals. By raising the possibility that the "new" tradition of Didaktik can be highly suggestive for thinking through issues related to a number of central ideas within contemporary discourse--and for exploring the implications of these ideas for both teacher education and for a curriculum theory appropriate to these new contexts for theorizing, this book opens up a gold mine of theoretical and practical possibilities.

Internationalisierung Der Lehrerinnenbildung

Author: Meike Kricke
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830982356
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Vor dem Hintergrund einer zunehmend durch Vielfalt geprägten Gesellschaft ist es für die Professionalisierung angehender Lehrkräfte von zentraler Bedeutung, Einstellungen und Wertevorstellungen für die eigene LehrerInnenrolle zu reflektieren. Hier bildet der Ansatz einer Internationalisierung der LehrerInnenbildung einen entscheidenden Beitrag. Ob „at home“ oder „abroad“, der Blick über den Tellerrand kann einen zentralen Mehrwert für zukünftige Lehrkräfte in heterogenen Settings leisten, indem interkulturelle Kompetenzen, soziokulturelles Bewusstsein sowie das Kennenlernen anderer Bildungssysteme gefördert werden. In diesem Buch werden dazu Perspektiven aus Theorie und Praxis im internationalen Kontext beleuchtet. Es vereint verschiedene Blickwinkel an der LehrerInnenbildung beteiligter AkteurInnen.

What Is Curriculum Theory

Author: William F. Pinar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136860711
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This primer for teachers (prospective and practicing) asks readers to question the historical present and their relation to it, and in so doing, to construct their own understandings of what it means to teach, to study, to become "educated" in the present moment. Curriculum theory is the scholarly effort – inspired by theory in the humanities, arts and interpretive social sciences – to understand the curriculum, defined here as "complicated conversation." Rather than the formulation of objectives to be evaluated by (especially standardized) tests, curriculum is communication informed by academic knowledge, and it is characterized by educational experience. Pinar recasts school reform as school deform in which educational institutions devolve into cram schools preparing for standardized exams, and traces the history of this catastrophe starting in 1950s. Changes in the Second Edition: Introduces Pinar’s formulation of allegories-of-the-present — a concept in which subjectivity, history, and society become articulated through the teacher’s participation in the complicated conversation that is the curriculum; features a new chapter on Weimar Germany (as an allegory of the present); includes new chapters on the future, and on the promises and risks of technology.

Teaching By Numbers

Author: Peter Maas Taubman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135886296
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Taubman offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach. He maps the totality of the transformation, taking into account the constellation of forces shaping it, and proposes an alternative vision of teacher education.

Cross Cultural Studies In Curriculum

Author: Claudia Eppert
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum
ISBN: 9780805856743
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This volume broadens the horizon of educational research in North America by introducing a comprehensive dialogue between Eastern and Western philosophies and perspectives on the subject of curriculum theory and practice. It is a very timely work in light of the progressively globalized nature of education and educational studies and the increasingly widespread attunement to Eastern educational theories in the West. By introducing Eastern perspectives, this book questions taken-for-granted thinking in Western educational thought about the foundations of teaching and learning, curriculum theory, educational policy, and educational issues such as teaching for social justice, service-learning initiatives, human rights and environmental education, and the teaching of content area subjects. It provides an important opportunity for scholars from different countries and different disciplines to establish a solid yet accessible foundation of East-West inquiry that furthers the scope and depth of curriculum studies and to disseminate the insights from this book in the venues in which they work. Researchers, faculty, and graduate students in the fields of curriculum theory, curriculum and instruction, educational foundations, philosophy of education, international/comparative education, and multicultural educational studies will welcome this book. It is appropriate as a text for upper-level courses in these areas.