An analysis of current reform agendas in preservice teacher education in Queensland

Ballantyne, Julie (2004) An analysis of current reform agendas in preservice teacher education in Queensland. In: Performing educational research: theories, methods and practices. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Qld, Australia, pp. 265-276. ISBN 1-876682-61-2


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[Abstract]: This paper uses the work of Zeichner and Liston (1990) and Cochran-Smith (2002) to analyse current reform agendas in preservice teacher education in Queensland. In particular, it is argued that the dominance of teacher professionalism in Australia is driven by the outcomes question (Cochran-Smith 2002), and this has resulted in Zeichner and Liston's (1990) social efficiency tradition becoming the dominant reform tradition. It seems unlikely, however, that teacher professionalism with its underlying assumptions of social efficiency and measurable outcomes can incorporate fully the agendas of Zeichner and Liston's remaining traditions with their varying thoeretical and philosophical differences. This paper provides a conceptual framework to interrogate and critique these recent directions and to reconstruct future pathways for teacher education in Queensland.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Post Pressed
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Author retains copyright. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 370.72 Per.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:31
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: analysis, analyse, current, reform agendas, preservice, teacher education, Queensland, outcomes, social efficiency
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators

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