Reinvigorating middle-years teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand

Shanks, Brenda and Dowden, Tony (2013) Reinvigorating middle-years teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 48 (1). pp. 99-112. ISSN 0028-8276

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Abstract

This article argues the case for reinvigorating teacher preparation for the middle years in NZ by establishing a specialised focus on middle level education (Years 7-10). The article draws its data from a doctoral research study (Shanks, 2010) that interviewed teacher educators to investigate the extent to which developmental needs during early adolescence are accommodated in teacher education programmes in NZ. The study revealed a general lack of knowledge or understanding among participants with respect to the well-documented developmental and educational needs of young adolescents. The article concludes by making three recommendations to improve the current situation.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited with the permission of the publisher, following 12 months' Embargo.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 06:53
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 06:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: young adolescents; middle years; teacher education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23846

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