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dc.contributor.authorVossler, Kathleen Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-20T23:25:00Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2010-07-20T23:25:00Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/1475
dc.description.abstractThis thesis proposes a new conception for pre-service teacher education. Current pre-service teacher education programmes are, in the main, one-dimensional, skill-based and performative: one-dimensional, in that programmes focus on preparing teachers to deliver a pre-determined curriculum; skill-based, in that professional judgement and reasoning are ignored; and, performative in the prescribed nature of knowledge and the drive to establish standards and competencies. Rather than focusing on professionalism - which is at the heart of what it means to be an educator - professionalisation, economic-driven policies and political ideologies underpin contemporary pre-service teacher education programmes. The new conception for pre-service teacher education has at its core, teachers as professional educators. This thesis argues that in order for teachers to become professional educators, their preparation ought to be enhanced and broadened to incorporate aspects of professional judgement, professional expertise, and ethical and moral commitment. To enable this to occur, pre-service teachers need to learn what it means to be moral agents through active and authentic engagement within communities of practice and learners. In sum, the professional educator's role is argued to be an agent for, and of, change who promotes and engenders an education system that underpins a socially, culturally and economically just society.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectTeacher trainingen_US
dc.subjectProfessionalismen_US
dc.subjectTeacher ethicsen_US
dc.subjectTeacher moralsen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::330000 Education::330300 Professional Development of Teachersen_US
dc.titlePreparing teachers as professional educators : a new conception for pre-service teacher education : a thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Education (D. Ed.)en_US


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