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Reflective practice in teacher education : learning from case studies of environmental education

Kyburz-Graber, Regula, Hart, P., Posch, P. and Robottom, Ian 2006, Reflective practice in teacher education : learning from case studies of environmental education. Edited by Kyburz-Graber, Regula, Peter Lang, New York, N.Y..

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Title Reflective practice in teacher education : learning from case studies of environmental education
Author(s) Kyburz-Graber, Regula
Hart, P.
Posch, P.
Robottom, Ian
Editor(s) Kyburz-Graber, Regula
Publication date 2006
Total pages 383 p.
Publisher Peter Lang
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) Environmental education -- Case studies
Teachers -- Training of -- Case studies
Summary This book is focused on ten action research and evaluative case studies in environmental education carried out by teacher educators and teachers. The case studies range across five European countries: Austria, Hungary, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. They are followed by cross-case comparisons which explore issues emerging from the documented reflective practice: aims of environmental education in the educational policy context of the countries, their relationship to the disciplines and the traditional knowledge transmission position, the role of action research approaches for innovation and reflection, and institutional conditions of collaboration in teacher education. This international case study project is research based in adopting professional development approaches that are informed by action research principles. It represents examples of innovation that challenge established practice in schools and teacher education institutions. It provides study material for all who attempt to describe, change and improve their own education practices and who want to adopt an action research approach to professional or program development.
Notes Contents: Ten case studies -- Emerging issues -- Using the book -- Reading chapters.
ISBN 0820480460
9780820480466
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A7.1 Edited book
Copyright notice ©2006, P. Lang
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30010404

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