Collective Improvisation in a Teacher Education Community by Linda Farr Darling, Gaalen Erickson, Anthony Clarke

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It's the sturdiness of CITE that triggered the authors to show their inquiries approximately instructing and studying to the demanding situations of maintaining their very own undertaking. the result's a set that chronicles the various classes realized via their many studies. The e-book represents a number of viewpoints on what counts as reform in instructor schooling and comprises the voices of scholars (aspiring academics) who're not often requested to give a contribution to such tasks.

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San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. , Myhre, O. & Woolworth, S. (1998). In the company of colleagues: An interim report on the development of a community of teacher learners. Teaching and Teacher Education 14(1), 21–32. R. (1997). Redesigning Teacher Education. New York: State University of New York Press. , & Rosch, E. (1991). The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience. : MIT Press. Wallace, J. (1978). Virtues and Vices. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity.

Cohorts are difficult social structures for students who are not “joiners,” or for those who shy away from organized activity. In our handbook, we stress that students need to find their own (authentic) ways to contribute to the life the community, but we are aware that the degree and kind of participation expected can exceed the comfort level of some. Even class meetings can be trying. There is a far higher degree of visibility when you are in the same classes with your peers all day everyday, and when your instructors notice if you are punctual, attentive, and responsive to instruction.

The Two Pragmatisms: From Peirce to Rorty. London: Routledge. Nicholson, C. (1991). Teaching on uncommon ground: The ideal of community in the postmodern era. Education and Society 9(1), 47–53. Noddings, Nel. (1992). The Challenge to Care in Schools. New York: Teachers College Press. , Marano, D. & Brown, N. (1998). Designing a community of practice: principles and practices of the GIsML community. Teaching and Teacher Education 14(1), 5–19. Rainer, J. & Guyton, E. (1999). Democratic practices in teacher education and the elementary classroom.

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