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A Meadian analysis of pre-service and beginning teacher practice

Allen, J. M. and Sinclair, M. R. 2009, A Meadian analysis of pre-service and beginning teacher practice, in APSA 2009 : Improving the quality of social life in the Asia Pacific : a challenge for sociology : Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association 2009 conference, Asia Pacific Sociological Association, [Bali, Indonesia], pp. 1-1.

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Title A Meadian analysis of pre-service and beginning teacher practice
Author(s) Allen, J. M.
Sinclair, M. R.
Conference name Asia Pacific Sociological Association. Conference (9th : 2009 : Bali, Indonesia)
Conference location Bali, Indonesia
Conference dates 13 - 15 Jun. 2009
Title of proceedings APSA 2009 : Improving the quality of social life in the Asia Pacific : a challenge for sociology : Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association 2009 conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series Asia Pacific Sociological Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher Asia Pacific Sociological Association
Place of publication [Bali, Indonesia]
Keyword(s) pre-service teacher education
theory-practice
Mead
beginning teacher
Summary This paper uses Mead’s theory of emergence to examine the theory-practice gap in pre-service teacher education. The paper argues that the theory-practice gap in pre-service teacher education under present institutional arrangements is axiomatic in the process of emergence from pre-service to graduate teachers. The argument draws on interview and focus group data collected via a study of first-year graduate teachers of an Australian pre-service teacher education programme. An interpretation of the data using Mead’s theory of emergence demonstrates that role taking and self-regulated behaviour inhibit the trainee teacher from exercising the power of agency to implement theory learned at university into practice in the classroom. Thus, Mead’s theory of emergence explains the obduracy of the gap between theory and practice in teacher education.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category E2.1 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064506

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Faculty of Arts and Education
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