Philosophies of Education and Teacher Education Research Paper by vincent

Looks at the philosophies of different stakeholders in the field of teacher education regarding the concepts of education and teacher education.
# 147383 | 6,380 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | NZ
Published on Mar 28, 2011 in Education (Higher) , Education (Theory) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper explains that, because there is no precise definition for the concept of education, knowing an individual's personal theories about teaching and teacher education will reveal the individual's drives and motivations and will relate why she performs her role in a particular way. Using personal examples, the author explores beliefs about education and its position in society and about the process of education teachers. The paper investigates attitudes towards teacher education based on the philosophies of perennialists, idealists, realists, pragmatists, behaviorist and social reconstructionists.

Table of Contents:
Education and Its Role in the Society
Education and Teacher Education
Conceptions of Teacher Education

From the Paper:

"On the other hand, Ronald a student teacher, Gregoire, Melina and Josephine teacher educators, and Carol graduate of Teachers' College perceived education as a lifelong process. According to Ronald "It is about living in society and of forming relationships that will improve you holistically." As for Gregoire and Melina "there is personal growth and development such as knowledge, attitude, and skills shaped by people and circumstances. Josephine further expressed that teacher education "encompasses a teacher and a learner; a learner who will continue to be educated to meet the changes that the society demands so as to keep abreast with the rest of the world.""

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Callaway, R. 1979. Teachers' Beliefs Concerning Values and the Functions and Purposes of Schooling Retrieved from Teachers' Beliefs Concerning Values and the Functions and Purposes of Schooling, on May 23, 2008.
  • Cochran-Smith, M. 2003. The multiple meanings of multicultural teacher education: A conceptual framework. Teacher Education Quarterly. Retrieved from on May 23, 2008.
  • Fer, S 2004, 'Qualitative Evaluation of Emotional Intelligence In-Service Program for Secondary School Teachers', The Qualitative Report, 9(4), pp562-588.

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