Middle schooling in Tasmania: teachers' beliefs about classroom pedagogy

Dowden, Tony (2012) Middle schooling in Tasmania: teachers' beliefs about classroom pedagogy. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 12 (1). pp. 4-11. ISSN 1445-2928

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Middle schooling has attracted growing interest and attention in Australia but this has been slow to spread to the island state of Tasmania. The exception is provided by independent schools in Tasmania; some of which have created dedicated middle schools within their larger organisation. This article discusses the findings of a study on middle school teachers' beliefs about classroom pedagogy in Tasmanian independent schools. Although the participant teachers were highly dedicated and reflective with sophisticated understandings about their specialist subject areas, they lacked the specific knowledge base about young adolescence generally considered to be an essential precursor to the design and implementation of developmentally responsive pedagogies.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2013 06:32
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 00:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: middle years of schooling; middle schooling; early adolescence; young adolescents; pedagogy
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23867

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