Changing places : testing the relevance of educational research and teacher education

Grundy, Shirley 2002, Changing places : testing the relevance of educational research and teacher education, Australian College of Education, Canberra, A.C.T..

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Title Changing places : testing the relevance of educational research and teacher education
Author(s) Grundy, Shirley
Publication date 2002
Publisher Australian College of Education
Place of Publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Summary Frequent reviews of teacher education in recent times seem to indicate that those charged with the responsibility for teacher education have little understanding of the contemporary needs of teachers. Just how does educational research inform teachers in their day-to-day practice and how is its relevance tested? As an educational researcher Professor Shirley Grundy challenges her own notions of 'relevance' by returning from academia to the school system in Western Australia. This experience expanded her understanding of how conceptual frameworks and the realities of schools complemented each other. She reflects on the agenda for change faced by education systems and the ensuing transformation of curriculum planning, pedagogy, assessment and reporting procedures in some schools while not in others.

Her reference to Habermas' work relating to 'system' and 'lifeworld' provided her with an explanation for the social conditions of schooling, while her exploration of discourse theory provides some understanding of the practices related to the exercise of power in school settings. Interchanges such as that experienced by Grundy are to the mutual benefit of both parties.
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A5 Minor research monograph
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